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How long can you leave trash cans on the street?

Last Updated: 30th May, 2020

This states that no person shall place any solid waste container out for collection before 5:00 p.m. of the day preceding the scheduled collection or leave the container out after 8:00 p.m. on the day of actual collection, or more than two hours after actual collection, whichever is later.

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Beside this, can you get a ticket for leaving trash cans out?

"Oftentimes, I see trash cans at the curb a lot. They're not out the day before pick-up, they're not back the day of or after pick-up. They're sometimes at the curb for days and days," Harden said. So we verified, yes, you can be given a ticket or citation if you leave your trash bin out for too long.

Subsequently, question is, is trash on the street public property? It is generally considered legal for people to rummage through trash that has been left in a public area such as a curb for pickup. Once the garbage is placed in such a place, the person has basically forfeited their ownership rights to the items, as the property is now in the public domain.

Also to know is, can I leave my garbage cans out?

Trash cans should be out by the curb by 6:30 a.m., preferably the night before a scheduled pick-up. Trash cans not out when our driver arrives will not be our responsibility.

Where should you keep your trash cans?

Keep your garbage cans three feet apart and 10 feet from any obstacles such as mailboxes, cars, lamp posts, or power lines.

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