Garbage Cart Placement

 Snowplow crews rely on residents' help to place garbage, recycling and yard waste carts behind the curb when it is trash pick-up day. Carts placed in the street interfere with snowplowing operations. Crews are unable to plow the streets from curb-to-curb when carts are in the street.

City Code states:

  • Carts must be placed behind the curb, on the driveway.
  • Place your carts 2 feet behind the curb with at least 3 feet between your carts.
  • Waste haulers must place trash, recycling and yard waste carts off the roadway once they have been emptied. The carts will be placed on a homeowner's driveway, behind the curb.
  • Carts may be placed at the curb starting at 4:00 p.m. the day prior to collection day.
  • Carts must be returned to the proper storage location by midnight on the day of trash
    pick-up. 

Carts placed behind the curb also help street sweeping operations in the spring and fall.

Garbage Cans in Street
Improper cart placement: Snowplows cannot clean streets from curb-to-curb.
Proper garbage can placement
Proper cart placement: Carts are behind the curb which allows for snowplow and sweeping crews to clean streets from curb-to-curb.