Why do I have to roll my cart back to my house within 24 hours? What if I’m out of town?

Neighborhoods and streets look better when people don’t leave their trash cans on the street year-round. The City believes it’s fair to ask people to roll their carts back to their houses. Helping your neighborhood look nice and clean is the neighborly thing to do.

If you are going out of town for work or a vacation, maybe you could ask your neighbors to roll your cart in for you. If that isn’t an option, you can contact Public Works and let staff know. Our staff is willing to work with residents when various circumstances arise. Of course, if a resident goes out of town every week and can’t roll their cart back to their house on a regular basis, then that could be a problem.

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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?