There are three collections every week. Garbage is picked up Monday or Tuesday. Paper recycling (newspaper, junk mail, and cardboard) is collected Thursdays, and commingled plastic, glass and metal recycling is picked up Fridays. The business district has daily garbage collections. Recycling must be in open bins – no plastic bags.
Non-metal bulk trash is picked up on your regular trash collection day (Monday or Tuesday). Appointments are no longer needed. Metal trash is picked up Fridays by appointment – separate from recycling. Go to http://Hastingsgov.org/dpw to schedule an appointment. Have the trash out by the curb by 7:00 a.m.
A truck is available to receive garbage or bulk items at the recycling center on Southside Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the first Saturday of every month.
Residents can bring their recycling to the dumpsters on Southside Avenue across from the Public Works garage at any time. There are dumpsters for paper and for commingled plastic, glass and metal.
In the spring and fall (April, May, October, and November), leaves and yard waste are picked up every Wednesday, except during weeks that have holidays. During the summer (June through September), leaves and yard waste are collected every other week, but not weeks with holidays. Leaves must be put in paper leaf bags – no plastic bags.