The City of Perry prides itself on offering excellent garbage, recycling, bulk waste and yard debris collection services.

Solid Waste Supervisor
Solid Waste Secretary

Our Mission

It is the policy of the Perry Sanitation Division to provide a comprehensive and integrated waste management system to handle solid waste in a manner that will protect the public health and welfare and enhance the beauty and quality of our environment.

The Sanitation Division is constantly researching and implementing processes and technologies to make our services fiscally sound and environmentally sustainable. Thank you for helping us to make your home, neighborhood and city a cleaner and better place to live.

Our goals are to:

  • Educate our citizens regarding the proper disposal of waste.
  • Collect and properly dispose of all solid waste through proper management.
  • Eliminate illegal dumping on public and private property.
  • Abate litter along our roadways.

If you need to report a missed pickup, damaged cart or any other issues with garbage or recycle collection, please call 478-988-2729 or you can use our Perry Points texting service. Text “Hello” to 888-49-Perry.

Our solid waste contractor is switching to a different method of picking up household garbage. The trash vehicle will now utilize an automated side loader and will not have a trash attendee on the rear of the truck. The driver services the can through an automated system and cannot service any additional trash placed curbside.
Anytime your trash is missed, please call Public Works at 478-988-2732 for assistance in scheduling a missed pickup service request.
Our collection vendor has experienced challenges with the current labor market which has impacted our service delivery. This change to collection equipment will increase efficiencies and ensure timely connection.
No, the City's cost or any increases to our contract with the vendor have not resulted in any increase to the customer. Changes made to the vendor's routes or types of pickup equipment do not affect customer billing.
No, the City requires all residential accounts to participate in the Solid Waste program.
At this time, the recycling bins that are to be utilized by the homeowner are a green 35-gallon cart with wheels. This is not anticipated to change.
If your residential trash volume consistently exceeds the capacity of the 95-gallon toter, contact Customer Service for an additional cart. This is a small increase to the typical solid waste charge, but the Customer Service team can provide you with specific rates. Contact them at 478-988-2729. The automated side loader cannot pickup additional bags beside the cart.
Absolutely, an additional cart can be requested through Customer Service at 478-988-2729. This is an additional cost per month charge to your Solid Waste portion of the utility bill.
This does not affect our current yard debris and bulk pickup policy and operations. Continue to place these items in separate piles more than 3' away from any obstruction for efficient collection.

Bulk Waste

The City of Perry has a once-a-week residential customer collection for bulk waste.

Bulk waste consists of household items that are too large to reasonably fit in the garbage cart. The most common examples of bulk waste are furniture, carpeting, mattresses and appliances.

Bulk Waste Do’s and Dont’s

  • The bulk waste must be neatly stacked in a pile and away from vehicles, poles, mail boxes and other obstructions adjoining your property. Carpet, padding and rugs should be rolled in three (3) foot sections and tied or taped and weigh no more than forty (40) pounds.

  • The total volume of bulk should not exceed six (6) cubic yards. If the pile is larger than this size, the City will collect the material, but at an additional fee to the customer.

  • Freezers and refrigerators must have the Freon reclaimed and a certification sticker placed on them as required by Federal law. Residents must contact a licensed heating/cooling specialist to reclaim the Freon before putting it out for collection. The doors must also be removed for safety reasons.

  • For items that are being disposed of that contain glass, please extensively tape and cross tape the glass to prevent it from shattering

  • Bulk debris should be placed within two (2) feet of the curb and at least three (3) feet away from other collection items (including yard waste) and obstacles such as mailboxes, phone poles and vehicles, etc. Do not block the sidewalk.

What We Cannot Collect

  • Hazardous waste, auto parts, dirt, shingles, pallets, concrete blocks, fuel/oil tanks, construction and demolition debris, manufacturing process debris, loose or dangerous refuse.

  • Debris from work performed by anyone other than the resident.

  • Building materials from a contractor.

  • Materials from evictions, foreclosures, unoccupied properties, home renovation/remodeling debris, commercial properties or apartment complexes.

  • Debris from vacant property that does not have a current utility account.
  • Debris of any type on vacant lots.

  • Paint or any liquid items such as chemicals, stains, herbicides, pesticides, etc.

  • Debris over seventy-five (75) pounds.

Yard Debris

The City of Perry has a once a week residential collection for yard debris.

Yard debris includes organic waste generated during regular household landscaping and gardening activities.

Examples include; leaves, branches, twigs, shrubbery trimming, straw, pine needles and Christmas trees. Rocks, dirt and gravel are not considered yard debris.


The City of Perry has a once-a-week automated cart based collection program that has been contracted out to Waste Management.

Once a week collection is normally more efficient and provides sufficient disposal options for residents.

Waste Management collects garbage five (5) days a week from eight thousand (8,000) residential and business customers.


What is grasscycling? It is recycling your grass clippings by leaving them on your lawn instead of collecting them with a grass catcher. It’s an easy way to reduce yard waste and decrease your grass cutting time. Mulched grass decomposes quickly, recycling nutrients.


The City of Perry has a once-a-week single stream-based collection program that has been contracted out to Advanced Disposal.

Single stream recycling is a process in which curbside recyclables are collected from residences in a single, fully co-mingled container and later separated and processed into marketable commodities. Single stream recycling also allows for the collection of a wide range of materials.

Curbside single stream collection on a single wide scale represents a significant opportunity for the City to divert as much recyclables from the waste stream as possible.

The recycling program also helps the City to meet mandated waste reduction goals. Providing curbside single stream recycling can also be developed according to the needs of the City’s recycling program, budget and residential needs. Curbside single stream offers residents the most convenient way to recycle at the curbside.

Yard Debris Do’s and Dont’s

  • A maximum of five (5) cubic yards per week will be collected.

  • The City of Perry does not pick up yard debris generated by private contractors performing tree removal or trimmings at your home. The contractor is responsible for removing all waste. If you contract a project, please arrange to have the contractor dispose of the remains.

  • Trimmings from the original development of a lot will not be collected.

  • Yard debris should not be mixed with other types of solid waste.