Place carts at the end of your driveway in a manner that does not impede traffic or pedestrians. In the wnter, carts and blue bags may be placed up to 18 feet from the curb to allow for snow clearing operations.
Make sure drivers can access your material. Ensure carts are not stuck in ice and that blue bags are visible. Do not place material on top of snow banks.
Remove carts from curbside after they are emptied. Please do not leave them curbside overnight, especially if snow is forecasted.
If your cart is less than half full, consider only placing it out every second collection. An upright almost-empty cart can be at risk for a tip over, especially on a blustery collection day.
To prevent organics from freezing to the side of the compost cart, remember to use boxboard for gathering kitchen scraps. Layer food scraps in the cart with paper compostables such as used paper towels and boxboard.
Don't pack the contents of the cart down. If material gets stuck or frozen in the cart, the driver may not be fully able to empty it.
Make sure you are familiar with road access guidelines if you live on a private road. Click here for information.
If your material was out on time, but missed by the driver, please contact us within 2 business days.