Refuse & Recycling

The City of Auburn contracts with a third party for the collection and disposal of garbage and recyclable goods for every residential neighborhood.

Our garbage and recycling services are provided for a minimum fee of $14.19 per household/per month and are included in your monthly municipal utility bill. (Additional bag tags are $1.50 and bulk item tags are $15).

Garbage Pick-up

Weekly pick-up

  • Residents must use supplied bin
  • No construction or hazardous materials may be disposed of via standard weekly service
  • Bulk item tags are available for $15 (Example bulk item: sofa)
  • Additional bag tags are available for $1.50 apiece
  • Pick-up delayed by one day for the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

Recycling Pick-up

Biweekly pick-up

  • Aluminum/tin cans and foil (no food debris or aerosol cans)
  • Glass, excluding light bulbs, mirrors, ceramics, and drinking glasses
  • Newspapers
  • Plastics, such as soda bottles, water jugs, and milk containers (no food debris)

Fall Leaf Pick-up

The Auburn Street Department picks up leaves typically in October of each year. Visit the Street Department page for more information.

Spring Clean-up


  • SW (Zone 1): April 10 through 14
  • NW (Zone 2): April 17 through 21
  • NE (Zone 3): May 8 through 12
  • SE (Zone 4): May 15 through 18

Accepted Items

  • Household items only: Bagged. No cardboard boxes with loose trash.
  • Large appliances/household items: Washers, dryers, refrigerators (freon-free), grills, carpet, etc.
  • Paint: Solidified with the lid removed.
  • Yard waste (brush and limbs in 4-foot sections): Bundled or packaged. No leaves.

All waste should be bagged and placed in a trash bin, other than large bulky items. Weight limit of 60 pounds per item.

Unaccepted Items

  • Car parts (batteries, bumpers, tires, fenders, etc.)
  • Construction materials, concrete, rocks, etc.
  • Hazardous, chemical, medical, or infectious waste; liquid paint; pesticides
  • TVs, computers, electronic games, telephones, etc.