I have been using this barrel for a long time and have not received a warning before, why?
The answer to this question is multi-facetted. Factors such as the employee safety, fiscal responsibility, and equitable policy enforcement influence the answer to this question. The policy upon which this enforcement is currently based was originally adopted in October of 1999. Organized and equitable enforcement of the policy began after it was reaffirmed in 2007. Enforcement was applied systematically to target the most severe offenders first with the largest barrels. Since early 2007 we have sent out more than 2,300 letters in an effort to educate our residents regarding the three barrel, 40 pound or 35 gallon capacity limit on trash and barrels. Barrel size enforcement was applied incrementally based on capacity. Currently we are in the last phase of the 50 to 36 gallon barrels.

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1. I just returned home to find a non-compliance warning sticker on my barrel. What is it for?
2. I have been using this barrel for a long time and have not received a warning before, why?
3. Why does my barrel capacity matter?
4. Are we really saving money by limiting trash and barrel capacities?
5. What type of barrels can I use?
6. Can my barrel have wheels?
7. Can my barrel have handles?
8. Can my barrel have a lid?
9. Can my barrel have an attached/ hinged lid?
10. Is the Town responsible for the clean-up of scattered refuse due to vermin?
11. Is the Town providing these barrels to the residents?
12. When is my trash picked up?
13. What happens if my collection day falls on a holiday?
14. Are there any restrictions on what I can put in my trash?
15. So, what do I do with items that I cannot put in my trash?
16. When is the Recycle Drop-off Center on Mt. Wayte Ave open?
17. Where do my recyclables go?
18. Why can't I recycle my used pizza boxes?
19. Where does my trash go?
20. Why do I have to put my leaves and grass in special paper bags?
21. Can I use a borrowed or rental vehicle at the Recycling Drop-off Center?
22. Where can I get biodegradable leaf bags?
23. Are there any restrictions on the amount of trash and the size of the receptacle that can be placed for weekly curbside collection?
24. When is household hazardous waste collection day held?
25. How must I bundle my brush and yard waste?
26. How do I dispose of latex paint?
27. Can I have bulky house hold items picked up curbside?
28. What can I recycle?