Trash Collection and Street Sweeping

What do I do when my trash/recycling collection is on the same day as my scheduled street sweeping?
  
When your trash and/or recycling collection day and street sweeping day are both scheduled for the same day you have three options for setting out your containers.

Moving your containers off the street on sweeping days will reduce the in & out "snaking" by the sweepers and enable Public Works to keep your street clean.


Option 1: Set your trash and/or recycling container on the apron (edge) of your driveway.
 
  • Your trash and/or recycling container should be placed on the apron of the driveway only when collection days conflict with designated street sweeping days.
  • Make sure that containers are as close to the street as possible and not on the sidewalk.  If containers are placed too far away from the street the automated collection trucks will not be able to reach them.
  • The handle of the container should be facing away from the street.
  • Make sure that your trash and/or recycling container is at least four feet from any obstructions such as other containers, lamp posts, trees or mail-box posts.


Option 2: Set your trash and/or recycling container off the street on the edge of the curb-line.
 
  • Your trash and/or recycling container should be placed off the street only when collection days conflict with designated street sweeping days.
  • Make sure that containers are as close to the street as possible and not on the sidewalk.  If containers are placed too far away from the street the automated collection trucks will not be able to reach them.
  • Make sure that containers are at least four feet from any obstructions such as other containers, lamp posts, trees or mail-box posts.


Option 3: Set your trash and/or recycling container on the opposite side of your street.
 
  • Your trash and/or recycling container should be placed on the opposite side of your street only when collection days conflict with designated street sweeping days.
  • Container wheels should be against the curb and the handle of the container should be facing away from the street.
  • Make sure that your trash and/or recycling container is at least four feet from any obstructions such as other containers, lamp posts, trees or mail-box posts.
  • Collection trucks will run both sides of the street on overlapping trash/recycling/street sweeping days.

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