The city’s garbage contract with Sanitary Services needed to be renewed by January 2020. Eric Lundell, owner, proposed the city switch to carts that Sanitary Services will provide, as Anthon is the only town left that has not changed to carts. He also asked for a rate increase, which is the first increase for garbage in 3 years.

Sanitary Services will provide one large cart (96 gallons) per residential household. If you don’t need the large cart they can replace it with a small cart (64 gallons). The rate is the same for the large cart or small cart. The carts are scheduled to be delivered to the residential households the week of January 14, 2020. You will need to start using the new carts as soon as yours is delivered. Sanitary Services will not pick up any garbage that isn’t in the cart they provide. The only exception will be on Spring Clean-up Day.

Warning Siren Test

Anthon's warning siren will be tested the 1st Monday of each month @ 1:00 pm from March until October.


Higher than normal water usage?


Higher than normal water usage? Use this helpful tip to determine if you have a leaky toilet, water softener leak, or just a leaky pipe in your home:

STEP 1 - Locate your water meter. (Usually found in the basement next to your water filter)

STEP 2 - Make sure all your water fixtures in your home are turned off.

STEP 3 - Check to see if the small red dial is spinning. (See photo) If dial is spinning, you have a water leak.

A small leak can cause thousands of gallons of water loss in a months time. Check your meter often and fix leaks to save yourself money. Please share this helpful tip!