Public Works

Garbage Collection

Residential Garbage Collection Policy

Household garbage pickup is provided once a week by the contract for garbage collection service.  Additional fees will be charged for additional trash containers.

If you should move, all containers must remain at the current address.

Residents may not use any other container except the one issued by the Town of Century.  All garbage must be placed inside your container.  Do not overfill your container to the extent that the lid will not close.  No loose bags or boxes will be collected.  The truck driver will not exit the truck to collect items.

The collection truck must have access to your container.  Place it three feet from any obstructions and place the container within two feet of the curb with the handle facing away from the curb.  The collection truck is on a scheduled route and will pass your residence only once.  If you garbage is put out late or incorrectly, it will not be collected.

Do not put yard waste, construction, remodeling, metal, or demolition debris in the container.

Do not put concrete, dirt, rocks, sod, sand, plaster, hot ashes, tires, automobile parts or batteries, chemical materials, toxic materials, flammable items, liquid paint, or hazardous materials into the container.

Residential Debris Collection Policy

  • Residential debris collection is scheduled for the first and third Tuesday of each month.
  • The amount of debris that will be picked up by Town staff during scheduled pickup will not exceed a length of 6 feet, a width of 6 feet, and a height of 3 feet.
  • All leaves, grass clippings, and pine straw are required to be bagged. No exceptions.
  • Televisions, microwaves, tires, paint, batteries, and electronics will not be picked up under any circumstances.

In the event that you require a different date or a larger amount of debris to be picked up than the Town staff provides, individual bulk pickup can be arranged through Town Hall [(850) 256-3208] for a fee of $150.00 per load.

The Town of Century Prohibits:

  • Placing trash on medians or vacant lots
  • Blowing and sweeping of grass or leaves into gutters or storm drains
  • Placing building material by the curb for pickup
  • Placing debris from a lot clearing project at the curb for pickup
  • Blocking sidewalks, gutters, ditches or any portions on the Town's drainage system with trash/debris
  • Placing trash in the street
  • Placing trash near utility lines, poles, low hanging tree limbs
  • Placing trash near fire hydrants, sign posts, mail boxes, fences, masonry work
  • Placing hazardous or toxic materials, paint, tires, fluorescent bulbs or any dangerous materials in the trash