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Snow Banks Present Problems for Garbage Collection


December 23, 2008 – Garbage and recycling must be placed at the curb at ground level, not on top of snow banks.  Containers must be accessible for pick up and placed off the street to allow for snow removal.  Shovel out an area of your driveway and place your garbage at ground level.

“Snow banks are high already this year and they present safety problems for sanitation workers.  It is hazardous for workers to climb banks to retrieve the garbage” said Brad Adams, Acting Manager, Roads Division.  Garbage must be placed at ground level at the end of the driveway.  If residents prefer, they can shovel a shelf into the snow bank at curb level and place their garbage there.

Sanitation workers have been instructed not to climb snow banks to retrieve garbage, as it is not safe.  Residents are advised to check their 2008/2009 Waste Collection Calendar for further information on safely setting out garbage for collection.

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Contact: Brad Adams, Acting Manager – Roads, 684-2195