Heavy Trash

The regular heavy trash collection days for Meadowcreek Village are:
1st Monday – Areas north of Allendale Rd.
2nd Monday – Areas south of Allendale Rd.
Dates are shown on the Calendar section of this site. In the event of a city holiday, trash collection will occur on the next business day. Tree Waste is collected during ODD numbered months and Junk Waste is collected during EVEN numbered months.

This method of collecting large waste allows materials that can be recycled to be diverted from landfills, saving landfill space and valuable tax dollars.

Tree Waste (January, March, May July, September, November) is defined as clean wood waste such as tree limbs, branches, and stumps. No building materials, furniture, or lumber will be accepted. Junk Waste may NOT be placed for collection during a Tree Waste month.

Junk Waste (February, April, June, August, October, December) is defined as items such as furniture, appliances, and other bulky items. Tree Waste is accepted during Junk Waste Months; however, to ensure your Tree Waste is recycled, please hold your tree waste materials until the next Tree Waste designated month or take it to a Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Center. Residents may place up to 4 tires at the curb for collection during Junk Waste months.  Collection crews will separate the tires from the Junk Waste. It may take up to a week before crews return and retrieve the tires. Separating the tires from the rest of the Junk Waste allows the Solid Waste Management Department to properly process tires.

Tree Waste and Junk Waste should be placed adjacent to the front curb in a location easily accessible to the collection vehicle between the hours of 6:00 p.m. the Friday before and 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day. Tree Waste and Junk Waste should not be stacked under low overhead electrical wires or other cabling, signs, or mailboxes; next to fences or posts; or on top of water meters, gas meters, fire hydrants, or other exposed utility components. Materials should not be placed in the street, on the sidewalk, or other right-of-way, or in any manner which would interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.

Tree Waste and Junk Waste collection is limited to occupied residential units and vacant residential lots only if the waste generated is in connection with the maintenance of the property.


  • No more than 8 cubic yards (about the size of a minivan) of Junk Waste or Tree Waste may be placed at the curb for collection.
  • A maximum of four cubic yards of building material (not to include roofing shingles, brick, plaster or concrete) generated by the resident in connection with the maintenance of the residential property may be collected by Solid Waste Management Department crews.
  • Appliances containing refrigerant must have a tag attached to them certifying a qualified technician has removed the refrigerant.
  • The SWMD is not allowed to collect any material that was generated by contractors who were retained by a resident to perform work on his or her residential property. It is the responsibility of the contractor to remove all debris that may arise from the contractor's activities. These contractor-related activities include, but are not limited to: trimming and removal of trees, remodeling, new construction and roofing.
  • If authorized items placed for collection are mixed with unauthorized items, department personnel shall not be obligated to sort the materials and may refuse the entire load.