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When the snow is deep, where do you set out your carts?

By: City of Bondurant
Date Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
 

Setting out recycling and garbage carts in the winter can be a challenge. Here are some helpful hints:

  • Dig Out a Spot: When you dig out your driveway, be sure to dig out a spot for your carts. Have enough room (about 18 inches) on all sides of the cart for the truck’s arm to be able to grab the cart, dump it and set it back down.
  • Avoid Snow Piles: Do not place your cart on top of the snow piles. This causes carts to tip over and litter the street, and it also makes it difficult for the collection trucks to set the cart back down.
  • Avoid Streets: Do not place your carts in the street. We realize this cleared area is an enticing place to put your carts, but it is a hazard. Carts can get hit by vehicles or taken away by snow plows.

Here are some hints that apply for any time of year:

  • 3 Feet Apart: Keep your carts three feet apart to allow sufficient room for the truck’s arm to grab the cart, dump it and set it back down. If possible, place your recycling and garbage carts at the opposite sides of your driveway, as pictured.
  • Metal Bar Faces Street: Lastly, remember to place the metal bar towards the street so that the lid opens when the cart is tipped.

   

When carts are properly placed, waste and recycling removal is safe, quick and easy. We appreciate your help and cooperation.

For more information, visit us at www.MWAtoday.com or call 224.0021.