Household waste must be contained in plastic bags, boxes or cans. Trash cans are to be made of metal or plastic, have tapered sides, and handles suitable for lifting and dumping. Lids must be removable, and not fastened to the container in any way. The maximum capacity of the container cannot exceed 34 gallons. Weight must not exceed 50 pounds.

Containers may not be placed for collection before 6 p.m. on the day prior to collection day and must be removed from the collection point before 10 p.m. on the day the container was emptied. A sanitation penalty may be applied to the water bill if a person is penalized for the alleged offense.