Lots of excitement in Wallyhood because of the missed garbage, recycling, and yard waste pickups last week. I just got off the phone talking to SPU and here is the scoop for Wallingford.
Residents whose garbage pickup was missed last week can put out double this week on their normal garbage collection day, which is Friday, Jan. 27 for Wallingford.
Residents whose yard waste pickup was missed last week can put out double this week on their normal yard waste collection day, which is Friday, Jan. 27 for Wallingford.
Residents whose recycling pickup was missed last week can put out double NEXT week on their normal alternate week recycling collection day, which is Friday, Feb. 3 for Wallingford.
SPU knows this entire route was skipped last week – you do not need to call SPU to tell them that pickup at your house was missed.
Extra garbage should be placed in plastic bags or your own garbage can (up to 32 gallons), and put next to your regular garbage.
Extra recycling that doesn’t fit in the city-provided container should be placed in sturdy bins or boxes next to your recycling cart. Remember to flatten empty cardboard boxes and do not put recyclables inside of bags. If you use paper bags, do not put them outside until your collection day so they can stay as dry as possible.
Recyclable items can be brought to the transfer station at no charge. You qualify for the “recyclables only” line of drivers so it makes for a quick trip.
Extra yard waste that does not fit in the city-supplied cart should be set out in one of the following ways:
- A 32-gallon can with handles. Label your can “yard waste,” and fill it loosely, so that it will empty easily when turned upside down.
- Bundles, tied with fiber twine, up to 4-feet long by 2-feet in diameter. Do not use wire, nylon cording, or plastic banding to tie these bundles.
- Kraft paper bags, available at many home and garden retailers
- Reusable yard waste bags, made of polyethylene.
No food waste is allowed in these extra yard waste units.
Recycling or food and yard waste containers containing garbage will not be collected.
Please place all containers within three feet of the curb by 7 a.m. on your regular collection day and bring them back in as soon as they are emptied.
Click here to look up your collection day.