Many cities have exclusive contracts with companies that provide water service, garbage and recycling service, cable television and other services. You may find out the specifics on your area’s services by going to your city government page. In most towns, the fees for garbage and recycling pickup are included in your city water bill.
If you live in a house in your city, your garbage will be picked up at least once a week, either on the curb in front or behind your house, if your house doesn’t have a usuable curb. You will use the trash can or container provided by the city. Many cities are now using trucks that pick up the garbage cart using mechanical arms that slide around the cart, lift it to the top of the garbage truck and empty it. This is why you must use the garbage container provided by the company taking away the trash, and place it correctly on the curb.
If you live in an apartment, the landlord should provide trash containers outside your building or somewhere nearby to collect the trash.
Many people are becoming more aware of what can be recycled, or resued, and make an effort to reduce how much trash they throw out. Many items, such as newspapers, many plastic bottles and cans should be separated into their own recycling bin, and set out for curbside pickup or taken to a recycling collection area. Here is a list of the most commonly recycled materials http://www.obviously.com/recycle/guides/common.html.