What is the difference between trash and garbage?
Garbage means solid waste consisting of animal and vegetable waste materials from the handling, preparation, cooking, or consumption of food, including waste materials from markets, storage facilities, and the handling and sale of produce and other food products.

Trash means solid waste (excluding ashes), consisting of both combustible and noncombustible waste materials. Combustible trash includes paper, rags, cartons, wood, wood shavings, furniture, rubber, plastics, and brush; noncombustible trash includes glass, crockery, tin cans, aluminum cans, metal and similar materials that will not burn at ordinary incinerator temperatures. The term does not include grass clippings or leaves.

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1. What is the difference between trash and garbage?
2. What are my garbage collection days?
3. Why did they leave my garbage, leaves, or limbs/brush behind?
4. Does the City credit bills if our garbage isn't picked up?
5. If our pickup day is a holiday, will garbage be picked up the next day?
6. What are the garbage collection holidays?
7. What is the schedule for garbage collection?
8. How do I begin receiving garbage collection service?
9. Where is the nearest landfill?
10. How do I dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW)?
11. What outside companies can/do provide garbage collection service in Burleson?
12. Can pizza boxes be recycled?
13. When do I put my Special Pick Up items out?
14. What items can I put at the curb for my monthly zone and weekly garbage pick up?
15. What items can the crews not pick up?
16. What should we do with our yard waste?
17. What if I don't want a recycling cart?
18. Where should I store by recycling cart?