Carts should be placed at the end of your driveway and be within two feet of the street. The carts should be placed on level ground and should be at least four feet from any obstacle such as utility poles, mailboxes, trees, and parked cars. The handles of the carts should face your house so that the lid opens properly when being dumped.
Only household trash can be put in your cart. Do not place any recyclables, yard waste (brush/leaves/grass) or hazardous materials in your trash cart.
If it is a small amount of extra trash you may consider waiting until the following week to fit it in your cart. Otherwise, each additional 32-gallon bag of trash (no more than 50 lbs.) is $5.00 each. Please call Pellitteri Waste System to arrange such a pick up by 3:00 pm the day before your scheduled pickup. Construction and demolition materials should have a temporary dumpster ordered to accommodate its removal.
We want to encourage recycling. If you have extra recyclables that don't fit in your blue recycling cart, you may put them in a clear plastic bag and place them right next to your recycling cart. Walmart and Woodman's sell 13 gallon and 30 gallon clear plastic bags.
The automated collection program is not intended to provide this type of service. Please call us at (608) 257-4285 for a phone quotation for one of our temporary dumpsters or click here for more information. We offer 6, 12, 20 and 30-yard dumpsters to meet your needs. We recommend calling us prior to the start of your cleanout to set things up.
Please call us with details of the quantity and type of item. We have a flat rate pick up a schedule for bulky items such as stoves, refrigerators with doors removed, hot-water tanks, furniture and other large household items. We will give you the cost and instructions when you call us.
No. The carts are the property of Pellitteri Waste Systems and need to stay at the house.
Please call us at 608-257-4285. The carts are the property of the contractor and we will take care of any normal wear and tear, or damage by our trucks. There is a fee to the resident if the cart is damaged or stolen while in their custody, and not caused by the contractor.
The automated cart dumping process lifts the container upside down and stops with a slight jolt. If the material is wedged tightly the material may not come out. Please put the heavier items in the bottom of the cart and do not compact the material.
Many factors can contribute to whether carts remain upright after being emptied. The automated system uses hydraulic arms to pick up the cart and dump it into the truck which are controlled by a joystick from inside the truck. The carts tend to be top-heavy once empty, especially 35 gallon carts and 65 gallon carts. Depending on how flat the surface of where the cart has been set, as well the size of the cart, how heavy the contents of the cart were, moisture on the outside of the cart, and the amount of wind, it can be very difficult to set the carts down without them tipping over. Due to safety concerns for both residents and the drivers, the drivers are not able to get out of their trucks to set cart back upright at every home. There are many benefits to the automated system, especially for safety and cost savings to residents. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with the automated system.