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FAQ

Residential Trash

Residential Garbage Service

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Collection information:
Please have your Waste Connections of Colorado Springs garbage container at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. Please do not block the sidewalk with your container.

Pickup guidelines:

  • Leave 3 feet between containers
  • Do not park personal vehicles within 10 feet of containers on service day
  • Handles should face towards your house
  • Do not drill into, bolt or fasten anything to the cart
  • Trash should not be higher than the lid of the container or be placed on top of the lid
  • Trash should be bagged and tied
  • Do not pack materials tightly into cart

Container Size

96 Gallon Residential Container

Waste Connections of Colorado Springs residential customers receive a 96-gallon container for weekly pickup. Service level with trash service allots for (1) 96 gallon toter + 3 bags outside, which can be used for leaves and yard/grass clippings.

If you have extra garbage or large items – furniture, carpet etc. - that will not fit inside the container, please contact customer service at 719-591-5000 at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled pickup day. Additional charges may apply.

Residential Trash Service Cancellation Policy:

Upon cancellation, a $35 toter removal fee will apply unless the cans were purchased, and if you cancel before your current billing cycles is over you will be charged a $50 early termination fee.  Please allow 6-8 weeks for any refunds.

  • 55-gallon drums (unless both ends are cut out and drum is flattened)
  • Acid
  • Ashes, hot or cold
  • Broken glass, broken mirrors (unless wrapped in newspaper and labeled)
  • Computer monitors
  • Concrete or rock
  • Dead animals
  • Dirt or sod
  • Electronics
  • Fertilizer (depends on quantity-please call customer service at 719-591-5000 before placing in trash)
  • Firecrackers
  • Fluorescent tube lighting rods, bulbs
  • Gasoline
  • Hazardous materials
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Insecticide and chemicals
  • Lawnmowers and other home yard equipment (unless the gas and oil have been completely removed)
  • Liquids
  • Medical waste
  • Motor oil
  • Paints, stains, sealants (lids must be open and contents dry)
  • Pesticides or acids
  • Products and items containing mercury
  • Propane tanks
  • Razor blades (unless placed in a hard plastic container with a screw-on lid)
  • Refrigerators, freezers
  • Syringes, hypodermic needles (unless in a proper hazardous materials container - please call customer service)
  • Tires
  • Used oil
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Normal non-hazardous household waste
  • Double bagged cat litter or dog waste
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