Automated Waste Collection Starts Sept. 30

By  //  September 28, 2013

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Includes Unincorporated Brevard

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Beginning Monday, Sept. 30, unincorporated Brevard County residents will be wheeling a new garbage and recycle cart to the curb for collection.

Brevard County, in partnership with its trash hauler, Waste Management, introduces a new curbside cart collection program for garbage and recycling services for unincorporated Brevard County residents. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Brevard County, in partnership with its trash hauler, Waste Management, introduces a new curbside cart collection program for garbage and recycling services for unincorporated Brevard County residents. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Over the past two months, more than 180,000 carts have been delivered for the start of the county’s new automated collection system for garbage and recycling.

“The cart program requires an Automated Side Loader Truck for collection so it is important to keep a few things in mind when placing your carts curbside,” said Amy Boyson, community affairs manager for Waste Management.

“Proper placement includes positioning the cart directly at the curb with the handle away from the street, keep a 3-foot distance between carts and mailboxes or other objects and do not park cars in front of or close to your cart.”

Unincorporated Brevard County residents should refer to the top of their garbage cart for garbage and yard waste service days, and the top of their recycle cart for the recycling service day, said Hillary Arena, Brevard County Recycling Coordinator.

Some service days have changed.

FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES

Yard waste service is not changing and residents should continue to use a 40-gallon or less container for yard waste and follow these guidelines for collection:

Residents of the unincorporated areas can expect delivery of the new 64-gallon garbage cart and 64-gallon recycling cart between Aug. 1 and Sept. 27. An informational brochure will be attached to the new carts as well as a listing of the items that can be recycled in the recycling cart. Garbage carts will have green lids and recycling carts will have yellow lids. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Residents of the unincorporated areas can expect delivery of the new 64-gallon garbage cart and 64-gallon recycling cart between Aug. 1 and Sept. 27. An informational brochure will be attached to the new carts as well as a listing of the items that can be recycled in the recycling cart. Garbage carts will have green lids and recycling carts will have yellow lids. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Loose materials such as pine needles, leaves and small twigs must be containerized in reusable garbage cans.

Please do not bag yard waste.

Branches and limbs can be no longer than 4 feet in length, 24 inches in diameter, less than 50 pounds and must be stacked uniformly within 5 feet of the curb.

Hired landscapers, land clearing or tree trimming services must remove any vegetative waste they generate on residential or commercial properties per Brevard County Ordinance No. 94-49.

The 64-gallon recycling cart will provide a larger capacity for recyclable materials.

This will keep valuable materials out of the landfill and help protect our environment. A list of acceptable recyclable items can be found on the lid of the recycle cart.

“The cart program requires an Automated Side Loader Truck for collection so it is important to keep a few things in mind when placing your carts curbside,” said Amy Boyson, community affairs manager for Waste Management.

Residents are encouraged to keep their old trash containers for yard waste, or other household purposes.

Unwanted containers can be placed curbside with a note directing Waste Management to take the container. Unwanted recycle bins will also be collected and recycled.

If you live in the north area of the county or 321-723-4455 if you live in the central/south area of the county.

Contact Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department at 321-633-2042

For more information about the cart program visit BrevardThinksGreen.wm.com or contact Waste Management at 321-636-6894


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