Cart Placement Guidelines

Each Can Is 3 Feet Apart

Please observe the following guidelines regarding proper cart placement to assure that garbage, greenwaste and recycling collection operates smoothly:


Keep carts three-feet away from other containers or structures.

Place carts three feet from other carts, telephone poles, automobiles, mailboxes or other structures.


Be sure the arrows on the lid are pointing towards the street.

Face each cart so that the arrows on the lid face the street and the hinges face away from the street. If the hinge faces the wrong way, the lid or hinges may be damaged.


Make sure that there is a twelve-foot vertical clearance above carts.

Keep carts away from low phone or electric wires, low hanging tree branches or other overhead obstructions.


Do not place carts behind parked cars, fire hydrants, trees or other obstructions.

Do not place carts where access to them is blocked.


Place carts no more than two-feet away from the curb or road edge.

The automated lifting arm, when fully extended, has a horizontal reach of only three-feet. Be sure the cart is placed on a level surface.