What do you think are reasonable timeframes for trash cans to be left out on City streets at residential properties?
Solid waste containers (garbage, compost, and recycling cans) are only allowed on streets and sidewalks for collection service and must otherwise be stored out of public view.
The City is now seeking your feedback on what are reasonable timeframes for when solid waste containers may be left out or should be brought in at residential properties.
Over the past few years, City staff have received an increasing number of complaints from residents about solid waste containers left on sidewalks and streets in residential areas for extended periods of time. Most of the complaints were related to the containers being left out continuously and being used to save street parking.
The City’s current municipal code does not contain specific hours for when solid waste containers are allowed to be on the street, which makes it challenging for the City to address complaints. The City Council is now considering updating the hours for residential properties and wants to hear from you.
Please share your input on what you think would be an acceptable timeframe for residential properties to bring out and bring in the solid waste containers based on your commute, family, and work schedules.
The City Council is also considering different regulations for commercial properties, and will discuss updating the municipal code at a public meeting later this year.
Examples of solid waste containers left out to save street parking.
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