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Emterra Environmental USA’s Trash and Recycling Collection Information

Emterra is a family owned and operated company. We pride ourselves in delivering to you the kind of services we would want to receive ourselves. Below you will find the information you need to prepare your trash, recycling and other waste materials properly for pickup.

Weekly on Mondays

Trash is collected in plastic bags or garbage cans weighing no more than 50 lbs. when full (no 55-gallon barrels).

Place at the road by 7 a.m.

Holidays - In weeks with a holiday, all collection days after the holiday for the rest of that week shift one day later.

Not accepted:
  • Loose debris
  • Tires, car parts, car batteries
  • Renovation waste
  • Concrete, soil, rocks or bricks
  • Fencing
  • Household hazardous waste, e.g., propane tanks, batteries, household fluorescent tubes or bulbs, paint, paint solvents, poisons, fuel, oil, pesticides, herbicides
  • Construction or landscape excavation waste
  • Roofing repairs or replacements, shingles or siding
  • Appliances containing Freon
  • Animal feces or dead animals
  • Industrial manufacturing waste

To dispose of any of the above waste items, individual or groups of items weighing more than 50 lbs., call:

Emterra Customer Service at 1.877.609.6753

Weekly on Mondays

Place recycling at the road by 7 a.m.

Holidays - In weeks with a holiday, all collection days after the holiday for the rest of the week shift one day later.

For what to recycle, click on the image below.

Weekly on Mondays

(By subscription - call Emterra at 

1-877-609-6753)

Place at the road by 7 a.m.

Holidays - In weeks with a holiday, all collection days after the holiday for the rest of that week shift one day later.

April to November

  • Compostable materials include grass, leaves, dead plants, trimmings, branches and brush
  • Place in biodegradable, brown yard waste sacks OR in 30-gallon plastic cans clearly marked with “Yard Waste” or “X” placed facing the road
  • Branches must be less than 2 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length and tied in bundles
  • Yard waste must weigh less than 50 lbs.

Not Accepted:

  • Kitchen food waste
  • Tree stumps or trunks
  • Yard waste in plastic bags