Responsibilities of the Resident

Responsibilities of the resident include:

  • All residential household waste will be collected. All refuse may be placed together.
  • Yard waste (branches, leaves, grass clippings), rocks, concrete, dirt and building materials are not considered household waste.
  • Trash is to be bagged, boxed, or placed in trash receptacles. The number, type, and size of trash cans will be at the preference of the resident. Hiserote's does ask that trash containers have some type of handle(s) on them.
  • Upon request, residents unable to place trash at the curb or alley due to mobile disability can contact Hiserote's prior to their pickup date for assistance with trash retrieval from a predetermined specified location.
  • Those residents who forgot, were late putting trash out, or who produced more trash than normal in a given week and would require a special pickup(s) should contact Hiserote's directly to schedule pickup. This service will be provided at no extra charge as long as it does not become a recurring habit for any one residential household.
  • Tires and batteries will not be collected with residential trash. They can be disposed of at the Mitchell County landfill. There is no charge for batteries; however, the county does charge for tire disposal. It is best to leave used tires with the dealer.
  • Used oil will not be collected with residential trash. There is a used oil collection barrel at the Mitchell County landfill for disposal, there is no charge for this.
  • House remodeling materials are not considered household waste. The Mitchell County landfill does charge for construction material disposal.
  • Burning refuse is prohibited by City Ordinance, except in an incinerator specifically constructed for such purposes and approved by the State Board of Health.