Garbage / Solid Waste

 Responsibilities

The city’s Solid Waste Division is responsible for collection and disposal of all municipal solid waste / garbage, as well as operation of the city’s yard waste facility for all rate paying residences of Mount Vernon.

Staff & Equipment

The Solid Waste Division employs 12 Full-Time staff members and 2 Part-Time staff members. There are 8 garbage trucks used daily, 8,900 residential garbage carts in service, and 500 plus steel commercial dumpsters in use.

Waste & Recycling

Approximately 17,000 to 20,000 tons of waste and 2,400 tons of curbside recycle are processed annually.

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