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Can Size Options and Examples

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Please see the images below to determine your can size and corresponding subscription. This is only a sample of the most prevalent cans. If your container is not shown, it is acceptable as long as it is durable, watertight and made of galvanized metal or plastic. Most containers indicate gallonage on the lid, side, or bottom of the can. Images are not to scale.

Refuse Container Size Examples

Oversized containers that do not comply with the limit of 48 gallons will be automatically upgraded and billed for additional container(s) upon the first violation. Mini-can subscriptions found to have a container exceeding the 20 gallon capacity limit will also be upgraded and billed on the first violation.

Please note can capacity determines the fee regardless of whether the can is full.

Refuse Container Size Standard