July 22, 2014

TRASH INFORMATION


 

WCA is the Solid Waste Collector for the City of Starke. Time to time,
businesses and residents experience problems in having garbage, yard trash
or household items picked up. In an effort to reduce problems we are providing the
following information:
 
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE
GARBAGE PICK UP DAYS
      
WEST OF RAILROAD TRACKS: MONDAY AND THURSDAY
EAST OF RAILROAD TRACKS: TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
 
*REQUIREMENTS: GARBAGE MUST BE IN CONTAINERS*

YARD TRASH PICK UP ALL OVER TOWN: WEDNESDAY
REQUIREMENTS FOR YARD TRASH:
 
Leaves, grass, pine needles, twigs and small branches need to be contained
in garbage cans, boxes or bags. Containers will be emptied and left at site. Trash must be
placed in front of your residence. Trash placed in front of vacant lots will not be
picked up. Limbs and branches should not exceed four (4 ) feet in length and four (4) 
inches in diameter, nor weigh more than forty (40) pounds per limb.
TOTAL FOR ONE PICKUP SHOULD NOT EXCEED FIFTY (50) POUNDS
FOR ONE TIME OR TWO CUBIC YARDS. ALL YARD TRASH MUST
BE FREE OF PAPER, METAL, GLASSS AND OTHER NON-VEGETATION
ITEMS TO BE PICKED UP AS YARD TRASH.

WCA cannot pick up contaminated garbage, but will flag it and tell you what needs to
be done to make it acceptable for pickup.
 
HOUSEHOLD ITEM PICK UP DAY-LARGE ITEMS  IS THE
LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH. WHILE IT IS NOT
REQUIRED, PLEASE CALL EWS AT 800-535-9533 TO
HAVE ANY LARGE APPLICANCES OR FURNITURE BE
PUT ON THE SCHEDULED LIST FOR PICKUP. THIS WILL
ENSURE THAT YOUR BULKY ITEMS WILL BE PICKED UP
ON A TIMELY BASIS AND ALLOWS EWS TO DETERMINE
HOW MANY TRUCKS TO SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY.
 
DISABLED CITIZENS
If you have a disability which makes it impossible for you to put your garbage
or trash at the curb, please call 800-535-9533 and let customer service know
so we may assist you with this. Medical verification will be neccesary.
 
COMMERCIAL SERVICE

All businesses are required to have garbage service with the city. Cans or
dumpster service is available. Upon starting service please speak with the
customer service department regarding fees.

If you have any questions pertaining to service call WCA at 352-264-3270

 
 
CITY OF STARKE RECYCLE PROGRAM
PAPER, CARDBOARD & FIBERBOARD
  • Newspaper, Junk Mail, Shopping Ads, Windowed Envelopes, Magazines
  • Office and Computer Paper - All Colors
  • Phone Books, Greeting Cards and Brown Paper Bags
  • Fiberboard (Cereal, Cracker, Frozen Food and Soda Boxes)
  • Cardboard
    • Must be broken down and no bigger than 3 x 3

COMMINGLED (Cans, Plastic)

  • Aluminum and Steel Cans (Soup and Vegetable)
  • Clean Aluminum Foil and Pie Pans (non-food stained)
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Plastics # 1-7 SEE ABOVE
    • This is any plastic container with a numbered triangle on the container.