​Sanitation Division​

Winter Reminders


It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that dumpsters that need to be wheeled out to be serviced, such as those in the alleyways downtown, are cleared of any snow that prevents them from being wheeled out.

Roll Carts

Be mindful that regardless of snow, 3 feet of space around the cart is still needed for the automatic arm to pick it up.  Roll carts should also be removed from the street/curb no later than 24 hours after it has been collected.  This will assist plow drivers in their efforts to remove as much snow from the street as possible.


The Sanitation Division of the Public Works and Services Department strives to build community confidence by actively exploring and assessing viable new technologies and opportunities in the management of the waste stream which protects the health, safety and cleanliness of the City of Moscow.

  • Deliver quality, efficient and effective solid waste sanitation services and programs to the community at a good value.
  • Deliver a system which encourages the reduction of solid waste and remains flexible and readily adaptable to the complexities of growth, change and customer service needs.
  • Design sanitation programs which recognize the fiscal and environmental responsibilities entrusted us.

The Sanitation Division continually strives to improve neighborhood collection day aesthetics and conditions, promotes "product stewardship" and producer responsibility and informs the public through the waste reduction education program efforts to rethink, reduce, reuse and recycle. The Sanitation Division is headed by Tim Davis - Sanitation Operations Manager.

Theft of Service is a Crime

It is unlawful to deposit solid waste in or around any mechanical container (dumpster) or roll cart container unless the person has been authorized by the owner or individual in charge of the container to do so. Unauthorized use of other's solid waste container(s) is considered "theft of services." This activity is a misdemeanor crime and punishable by up to a $1,000 fine, plus court costs and up to one year in jail. If you are witness to, or want to report this type of activity in Moscow, call the Moscow Police Department at 208-882-2677.

How to Leave Your Roll-Cart Out for Collection: