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City of EC Disposal & Regulations

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  • All garbage and recycling containers must be stored behind dwelling setbacks not in the front yards of homes (see the diagram).
  • Garbage DiagramNo garbage or recycling containers can be stored on a front porch if they are visible from any street (see the diagram).
  • Lids on garbage containers must be kept close.
  • Only containers provided by licensed refuse haulers can be placed at curbside for garbage collection.
  • Only garbage or trash that can fit into the provided container can be placed at the curbside for collection.
  • Garbage and Recycling containers used for curbside collection cannot be placed at curbside earlier than 5 p.m. on the night before pickup.
  • Garbage and recycling containers must be removed from curbside the same day of collection.
  • Recyclables placed at curbside for collection must be in a recycling container that prevents them from being scattered around.
  • Effective July 1, 1999, all refuse containers for buildings containing more than two apartments are required to be stored in a location that is not visible from any street. This may require constructing effective screening for the refuse containers (including garbage totes, dumpsters, and recycling containers).

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