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Carts must be placed to the curb in a safe secure manner on an area which is as level as possible for ease of collection and to avoid damage to the cart.
No, your blue bags of recyclables will continue to be collected manually. Your blue bags must be placed to the curb by your cart spaced a minimum of 1 metre from the cart. If you already have a bin and want to use your current bin for recycling, we will provide a decal to place on the bin. To request a decal email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311.
The carts can withstand temperature extremes and users in areas with heavy snowfall have indicated that the wide wheels ride well on snow and are easy to roll out in winter. However, inclement weather may affect collection, residents are asked to sign-up for “Reminders” by clicking here or to download the St. John’s Waste & Recycling APP in the APP Store or Google Play. When you sign-up for reminders you have the option to choose how you want to be reminded (e-mail, phone call, text, twitter, or calendar). Notifications will also be posted on the City website and/ or announced on local radio stations.
The cart dumping process lifts the cart upside down and stops with a slight jolt so waste in the cart will fall out, unless it is wedged, forced, or compacted in the cart. Please ensure waste is not packed too tightly in the cart.
The cart is designed to withstand strong winds when placed on flat surfaces. Residents are responsible for the proper use of the cart and to ensure the carts are placed correctly for curbside collection. This includes bagging all garbage and cleaning up any debris as a result of exceptionally strong winds or other acts.
No regular household waste is to be placed on top or beside the cart. Only blue bagged recyclables and yard waste in paper yard waste bags will be collected when placed a minimum of 1 metre from the garbage cart.
Carts should not be filled beyond the manufacturer’s recommended load rating. For collection purposes the cart lid must be completely closed after the garbage is placed inside. Lids that are left open will not be collected as this can cause damage during the collection process and cause litter problems.
Excess material can be held over until the next collection day or you may take it to the Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility which is free of charge for residents. Residents should recycle with the City’s curb side recycling program (Curb It) to ensure there is enough room in your cart for the amount of garbage produced in your household. The standard size garbage cart is big enough for most households when the curb side recycling program is being used.
Yes. Garbage is to be bagged before it is placed in the cart. Bagging helps keep the cart clean, eliminates blown litter and reduces odour.
The collection arm of the automated vehicle requires space to make the collection movement safely so it will not tip over carts or damage property. Please keep the carts at least 1 metre away from hydrants, poles, electrical control boxes, parked vehicles and other obstacles that may interfere with the collection.