Refuse is an accumulation of animal, vegetable or other matter that attends the preparation, consumption, decay, dealing in or storage of meats, fish, fowl, birds, fruit, vegetables, beverages or other edibles. Included but are not limited to non-recyclable fiber (paper wrappers & rags) small pieces of wood and non-recyclable plastic (food wrappers). These materials are not acceptable in current mandatory recycling programs and have to be disposed separately from the recyclables.
Santiguida Sanitation/Ritch Refuse provides back-door refuse pickup for all of our residential customers. Back-door service refers to; the customer doesn’t have to bring their refuse containers to the curb. Instead, our well trained and experienced driver collects your refuse debris from inside or in front of the homeowners’ garage, side of the house, or wherever the designated location is instructed by the customer.
Santiguida Sanitation/Ritch Refuse utilize the following collection methods for residential refuse pickup, Manual Collection – utilizing customer provided containers lifted manually and Semi-Automated Collection – 65 and 96 gallon toters that are lifted by our refuse trucks. Refuse collection services are provided to individual residences on a scheduled weekly basis. Refuse is picked up either once or twice per week with the other services provided weekly as per customer’s request. We ask the customers that put their refuse outside for collection to put their refuse containers outside the night before to ensure definite pickup. For some customers collection services may include a combination of services in one pickup, such as, refuse and dual stream recycling, refuse and single stream recycling or just refuse.
Please note the Town does not supplying any refuse or recycling receptacles. We have Semi-Automated 65 and 96 gallon toters available, if you are interested, please contacts our office staff to arrange for delivery (203-869-6987).