- Public Works & Services
- Sanitation Division
Downtown Corridor Collection Service Updates
The City of Moscow Sanitation Department has been working with the Downtown Business Alliance and Inland North Waste to more efficiently and effectively provide collection service of solid waste dumpsters in the downtown corridor.
In an effort to minimize alley blockages and conflicts with delivery trucks, Inland North Waste has altered the collection schedule for downtown commercial front-load solid waste dumpsters to Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. We encourage businesses in the downtown area to schedule deliveries on Tuesdays and Thursdays or outside of the 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. window when possible. This will help minimize interruptions to service and missed collections.
The City of Moscow also encourages those businesses in the downtown corridor to partner with a neighboring business and share the use and cost of a solid waste dumpster, instead of continuing to use individual roll carts. This will help reduce alley clutter and truck traffic. The City of Moscow already has many shared dumpsters throughout the community. If you are interested in how solid waste dumpster partnering works, please contact us.
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.
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 that 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 that recognize the fiscal and environmental responsibilities entrusted us.
The Sanitation Division continually strives to improve neighborhood collection day aesthetics and conditions promote "product stewardship" and producer responsibility and inform the public through the waste reduction education program efforts to rethink, reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Residential garbage collection occurs weekly and recycling collection occurs every other week. To find your collection day please visit our interactive map.
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 another's solid waste container(s) is considered "theft of services." This activity is a misdemeanor crime and is 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.