I take my garbage to the dump. Why do I have to pay the sanitation fee?

The City does not exempt residents from paying a service fee for services provided to all residents. To provide the sanitation service, the City has to run trucks and staff members down every street and by every home and business in the City limits. In addition to garbage, the sanitation fee covers yard waste collection, monthly bulk pickup for all residents, and annual leaf collection. Residents can choose to not use the service(s), but residents are still required to pay the fee.

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1. How do I properly place my garbage cart on collection day?
2. Can I place my cart right beside my mailbox?
3. How do I get additional garbage carts?
4. My street is really narrow and putting carts in the street might block traffic, or make it hard for cars to pass. Do I have to put my cart in the street?
5. What should I do with my old, green City of Lenoir garbage cart?
6. Can I put my house number on my cart?
7. The cart is too big and heavy for me to roll to the curb every week. What do I do?
8. I live in an apartment. Do all residents in an apartment get a cart?
9. Why do I have to pay for an extra cart? That’s not fair.
10. I have the same exact trash can as the new City garbage cart. It’s just a different color. Why do I have to rent one?
11. I take my garbage to the dump. Why do I have to pay the sanitation fee?
12. Why do I have to roll my cart back to my house within 24 hours? What if I’m out of town?
13. Still have a question?