FIVE RULES FOR
PLACING CARTS OUT FOR COLLECTION
The efficiency of
the automated collection system is based on the driver operating controls
from the cab of the truck to lift and empty garbage and green waste carts.
Customers are asked to observe the following five simple rules when placing
their carts out for collection each week.
- Keep carts three-feet
away from other containers or structures.
The trucks lifting arm needs at least three-feet on either side of the
rolling cart to wrap around the container. Garbage and Green Waste/Food
Scrap carts must be placed three feet from other carts, recycling bins,
telephone poles, automobiles, mailboxes, basketball poles or other structures
that will prevent the truck's lifting arm from grasping and lifting
the carts to empty them into the truck.
- Be sure the arrows
on the lid are pointing towards the street.
Face each cart so that the arrows on the lid face the street, and the
hinges face away from the street. This allows the lid to open fully
when the cart is tipped over and above the truck bay. If the hinge faces
the wrong way the lid or hinges may be damaged.
- Make sure that
there is a twelve-foot vertical clearance above carts.
Place your cart away from low phone or electric wires, low hanging tree
branches or other overhead obstructions. The twelve-foot vertical clearance
is necessary for the truck's lifting arm to elevate the cart above the
loading bay where it is emptied.
- Do not place carts
behind parked cars, fire hydrant trees or other obstructions.
Do not place carts where access to them is blocked. The automated truck
lifting arm is not able to reach behind trees or other objects. The
efficiency of this system depends on the driver being able to remain
in the truck.
- Place carts no
more than two-feet away from the curb or road edge.
The automated lifting arm when fully extended, has a horizontal reach
of only three-feet. Be sure the cart is placed on a level surface, within
three feet of the roads edge.