Can my barrel have an attached/ hinged lid?
We do not recommend it. For the safety of our collectors we ask that the barrels not have hinged or tethered lids. The attached or tethered covers however do actually pose a significant problem for the routine handling of refuse in trash containers. The lids, either tethered or attached, frequently catch on the truck or interfere with the dumping action of the container. This frequently will cause the collector, in the effort to overcome the cover catching or closing during the dumping action, to make an exaggerated movement while holding a heavy container. This has resulted in back and face injuries to our personnel. The collector typically needs both hands free to empty a container, one for the top of the container and the other for the bottom of the container to assist the lifting action and to tip the container into the truck hopper. When a loose cover catches on or in the truck, or interferes with that movement, the collector will react and try to compensate by freeing one of the hands to address the problem. This becomes even more difficult when the collector is performing this work in pouring rain or pelting snow and, like the US mail; we are out collecting refuse every day no matter what the environmental conditions may be. In addition, regulations are currently being promulgated that could prohibit there use in the future.

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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?