There are a lot of things that we do in everyday life that don't require much thought. Maybe that's why we don't generally suspect that we might be breaking the law while performing ordinary day-to day tasks, like taking out the garbage.

The following is a list of items that should not be thrown away via ordinary residential trash collection:

  • Dead animal carcasses
  • Cooking/vegetable oil. Pour into a sealable container and take to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Since cooking oil is a liquid at room temperature, wait until oil completely cools before pouring it into your container. For more information visit the Cease the Grease page.
  • Oil, Gas, Cleaners, Cleaning Products, Pesticides, Herbicides, Propane Tanks, Batteries, Fluorescent Light Bulbs Explosives, Liquids, Paint, Hazardous Chemicals, No PCB's, Oil filled Transformers, Oil filled Capacitors. Please contact the Household Hazardous Waste Facility (hyperlink to page) to make arrangements for possible disposal of these items.
  • Metal items such as metal fence posts, bicycles, grills, metal furniture
  • Furniture, televisions, electronics and appliances
  • Tree limbs, rocks, sod, dirt, and other such items
  • Construction material including concrete, bricks, drywall, lumber, fencing
  • Biohazard materials such as needles, and blood stained materials
  • Any item weighing more than 50 pounds

According to the official City of Casper website, a $15 non-compliance fee may be added to your monthly bill if any of the above items are found in your trash container.

All trash must be bagged and securely tied or taped closed according to the City ordinance, which also states:

Electronic and metal waste is prohibited and shall not be placed in any refuse container for collection, transportation, and disposal in the city landfill or solid waste [facility] after March 31, 2009.

It is the responsibility of the owner to dispose of electronic and metal waste in the designated area at the city solid waste facility.

Noncompliance with the City ordinance may result in a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to a $750.00 fine.

For more information on local waste disposal, click here.