There have been several questions about the new garbage containers so I thought I’d answer most of them here as well as provide a few tips.
Q: When am I supposed to begin using the new garbage containers?
A: You can begin using them immediately. For the next two weeks, the county will continue to service your old garbage cans. After a two week grace period, the county will only empty the new containers. I’d encourage you to begin using the new containers as soon as possible.
Q: Where should I place the container?
A: When the containers were distributed, they were placed in the exact spot where the county wants you to place your container going forward. The containers were placed in the best position for the automated arm to grab and empty your container, so don’t get “inventive” with your garbage container placement. If you do, there is no guarantee that your container will be emptied.
Q: Can I get an additional container?
A: Additional containers can be obtained by calling 677-4705 or 677-4789. There is an additional deposit for each additional container you request.
Q: Do I still need to bag my garbage or can I throw unbagged garbage into my container with reckless abandon?
A: You must continue to bag your garbage. Unbagged garbage has a habit of blowing away from the truck, and back onto your property, when it is being dumped into the garbage truck.
Tip: Make sure the front of the container and the white arrows face the road.
Proper placement of your can will make it last longer. If you misalign your canit will increase the strain on the lid and increase the likelihood of it shearing-off completely.