To be able to reduce collection costs and increase efficiency and safety, the Solid Waste Services Department uses automated garbage and recycling collection trucks. Each driver operates a robotic arm to empty carts in to the truck. Consequently, bags or other items left beyond your cart can't be collected because you can find no extra people on the truck to get additional garbage.
Please follow the procedures the following to make sure efficient curbside garbage and yard waste collection.
Preparing Garbage for Curbside Collection
Observing the next steps can help us reach our collection goals.
Bag your garbage before placing it in the garbage cart to help keep the cart clean, reduce litter problems and lessen odors.
Only use City-issued carts; no other carts will undoubtedly be emptied for garbage.
Carts placed at multi-family dwellings such as for example townhomes, condos, apartments, rooming houses, etc., should be labeled with the road address and unit number or letter.
Purchased containers will need to have a yellow proof purchase sticker supplied by the town. Carts without this sticker will undoubtedly be removed from your premises.
Place garbage and recycling carts several inches from the curb or edge of the road, not in the pub.
Keep carts at the very least five feet from objects that may be damaged or damage the carts. This consists of vehicles, mail boxes, fences, power lines, etc.
Place carts so the cart handle faces your home and leading of the cart where in fact the lid opens faces the road (see arrows on the lid). This can ensure the lid opens properly and isn't damaged when emptied.
Place the cart at the curbside no sooner than noon your day before your collection day no later than 7:00 am on your own collection day. Remove carts and improperly prepared waste from the curb by 7:00 pm your day after collection.
Carts ought to be stored where they can not be easily seen from the road facing leading door of your property.
Usually do not park on the road on your own collection day when possible. Parking on the road may prevent us from servicing your cart.
Preparing Yard Waste for Collection
Yard waste could be lay out in containers or loosely (see specific instructions below). Garbage or recycling carts are for garbage and recycling only, as yard debris should be transported to another facility from garbage or recyclable materials.
To create out yard waste in containers, use these options:
Container with lifting handles, like a plastic or metal garbage can, no bigger than 35 gallons, and weighing only 75 pounds when full.
Biodegradable paper bags.
CLEAR plastic bags.
Black plastic bags containing yard waste will never be collected. Paper yard waste bags and clear plastic bags can be purchased at many local hardware, discount stores and do-it-yourself.
To create out yard waste loosely, follow these instructions:
Limbs and brush should be securely tied into bundles of only five feet long, 18 inches in diameter and weighing only 75 pounds.
General rules about curbside assortment of yard waste:
Limit the amount of bags lay out for collection to 15.
Logs and limbs a lot more than six inches in diameter or higher five feet long, stumps and rocks will never be collected.
Yard waste can't be positioned on the curb until noon on your day before your assigned collection day. This consists of yard waste created from weekend work. Yard waste on the curb before noon on your day before your assigned collection day, and yard waste on the curb after 7 p.m. on your day after your assigned collection day, may incur a $50 citation for violation of the Solid Waste Code.
Improperly prepared yard waste that has been not collected and yard waste containers Indianapolis
should be taken off the curbside by 7 p.m. on your day after your collection.
Yard waste created from contracted jobs or land clearing will never be collected.