Why 5 feet apart?
Most of our trucks are equipped with automatic arms that pick up the carts. If carts are set too close together or too close to other objects, our drivers have to get out of their trucks and move the carts so the automatic arm can pick up the cart without bumping into or knocking over anything.
Our crews can collect materials more safely and efficiently when your recycling cart, trash cart and yard trimmings are placed 5 feet apart from each other and from other objects like parked cars, mailboxes, etc. Thanks for helping us get in and out of your neighborhood quickly and safely!
What if I don't have room to set my carts out 5 feet apart?
We understand that some areas won't allow for this; simply set out the carts as far apart as possible.