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Overview: WCA Trash Services Starting May 30! Print E-mail

Your Board of Directors is pleased to announce that beginning Wednesday, May 30, 2018, WCA Waste Services will become the new trash service provider for Prestonwood Forest Maintenance Association! This change allows us to continue all existing trash services, remain within our current operating budget and begin curbside recycling. Beginning Saturday, May 26, 2018 our existing trash contractor (Republic Waste) will be removing their trash containers from each residence, so please do not be alarmed when your existing trash carts start to disappear. On Monday, May 28, WCA will begin delivering a new 95 gallon rolling trash cart and 65 gallon rolling recycling cart to each residence in the community. It may take them a few days to get all of the carts delivered so if you have not received yours by late afternoon on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, please contact High Sierra Management. Please note that delinquent accounts will not receive new trash containers until satisfactory payment arrangements have been made. All other aspects of your trash service will remain the same. Below you will find additional information to help answer any questions you may have. We hope that all of you are pleased with this positive change for the community and we thank you in advance for your continued patience through the transition process!

** Note: This article will be updated when additional information is received from WCA **

WCA Service Collection Schedule

Service Hours – No Earlier than 7:00 am and no later than 6:00 pm

✔ Household Waste Collection Service Days: Wednesday and Saturday

✔ Bulk/Heavy Trash, Tree/Yard Waste Service Day: Saturday only

✔ Curbside Recycling Service Day: Saturday only

Please reference collection guidelines, below, for accepted/unaccepted items.

Holiday Schedule - WCA observes New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If your service day falls on one of the observed Holidays, you will be serviced on the next scheduled service day.

WCA Curbside Recycling Guidelines

- Collection on Saturdays -

** Recyclable items must be placed in the 65 gallon carts provided by WCA **


Items ACCEPTED for WCA Recycling Collection on Saturdays

✔ Paper

Newspaper, Magazines, Catalogs, Junk Mail, Envelopes, Office Paper, Construction Paper, Colored Paper, Folders, Paper Bags, Phone Books, Holiday Cards, and Greeting Cards

✔ Cardboard

Corrugated Cardboard Boxes and Paperboard Boxes (cereal, soda, beer, egg, and shoe boxes)

✔ Metal

Aluminum Cans, Tin Cans, Steel Cans, Empty Aerosol Cans, Aluminum Foil, Metal Pots and Pans, Copper, and Scrap Metal (nails, screws, and gutters)

✔ Plastic

Plastics Jugs and Containers marked with the recycling numbers: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 & #7 (most milk, soda, water, juice, shampoo, detergent, and household cleaner bottles and containers)

Items NOT ACCEPTED for WCA Recycling Collection

  • Used Pizza Boxes
  • Coat Hangers
  • Paper Towels
  • Facial and Toilet Tissue
  • Disposable Plates and Cups
  • Wet/Soiled Paper
  • Paper Milk and Juice Cartons (waxed paperboard containers).
  • Glass Bottles
  • Mirrors
  • Windows
  • Light Bulbs
  • Pyrex Pans
  • Dishes and Cups
  • Paint & Solvent Containers
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam

WCA ‘Tree/Yard Waste’ & ‘Bulk/Heavy Trash’ Guidelines

- Collections on Saturdays -


Items ACCEPTED for WCA ‘Tree/Yard Waste’ Collection on Saturdays

Yard waste; includes leaves, grass clippings, branches, and general yard debris, does NOT include wood fencing, landscape timbers, flower pots, yard decorations, mulch, or dirt.

Must be securely tied in bags, bundles or customer containers

✔ Up to six (6) bags/containers per residence.

Bags/containers are not to exceed 40 lbs. each.

Tree trimming and branches must not exceed four (4) feet in length.

Branches and limbs should be no longer than four (4) feet in length, and six (6) inches in diameter. All branches and limbs should be tied in bundles weighing less than 40 pounds, and bundles should be stacked uniformly at the curb.

Items ACCEPTED for WCA ‘Bulk/Heavy Trash’ Collection on Saturday

Household Appliances and Furniture.

✔ Up to four (4) Bulk/Heavy Trash items per residence

Refrigerators MUST have Freon drained and TAGGED by a certified technician

Grills must be emptied of ash and briquettes. No propane tanks

Water heaters must be drained

Resident-generated construction material not to exceed (1) cubic yard or (35) pounds per container (see ‘bulk/heavy trash items not accepted’ for specific materials not collected)

Items NOT ACCEPTED for WCA Bulk/Heavy Trash Collection

  • Wood
  • Masonry Debris
  • Roofing Material
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Sheetrock or Drywall
  • Doors
  • Paneling
  • Windows
  • Steel / Cast Iron Materials
  • Insulation
  • Dirt
  • Excrement
  • Natural Disaster Debris
  • Propane Tanks
  • Concrete
  • Tires or Batteries
  • Water Softeners
  • Pool Filters
  • Tree Trunks
  • Carpet
  • Stone or Tile
  • Commercial Construction Debris
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Dead Animals

WCA Household Waste Guidelines

- Collections on Wednesdays and Saturdays -


Items ACCEPTED for WCA Household Waste Collections

Garbage - consisting of the accumulation of household waste from food preparation.

Rubbish - consisting of paper, plastic, glass, crockery, and floor sweepings, mineral and metallic items.

Yard Waste - consisting of tree, shrub and brush trimmings; and leaves, grass or other vegetative matter resulting from landscaping maintenance and excludes items such as tree logs and large branches.

** Important: Wednesday’s collection is WCA Cart ONLY. Waste that is NOT in the WCA Cart will NOT be collected.

** Note: This article will be updated when additional information is received from WCA **

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