How do I prepare my garbage for collection?

All bags should be contained inside the cart. Any lose debris or garbage that is stacked on/around containers will not be picked up. Overfilling the containers or packing the containers too tightly, might prevent the garbage from falling out of the containers when the automated grabber arm is emptying the cart. The Solid Waste Division can only service city-owned containers. Prior to placing garbage into the carts, residents are encouraged to bag their garbage to aid in preventing of items from become airborne during the dumping operations. Bagging garbage will help keep lose items from littering our neighborhoods. All Styrofoam Peanuts are to be bagged or placed in a box with the lid taped shut.

Small amounts of yard waste such as grass clippings and leaves may be placed in your garbage carts.

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1. What goes in my garbage cart?
2. What cannot go in my garbage cart?
3. How do I prepare my garbage for collection?
4. When do I put my cart at the curb?
5. Where should I place my cart for collection?
6. Do I have to remove my cart from the curb by a certain time?
7. How do I get a city regulated cart?
8. What if my cart breaks or is broken?
9. What if my cart is lost, missing or stolen?
10. Can I take my cart with me when I move?