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Raleigh may put tighter time limits on curbside garbage

Posted November 20, 2012
Updated November 21, 2012

— Raleigh City Council members on Tuesday approved a proposal that would limit the amount of time residents can leave their garbage on the curb for pickup.

Current regulations allow garbage bins, recycling containers and yard waste to be placed at the curb between noon the day before the collection and 7 a.m. the day of collection. Those bins, or any uncollected waste, must be removed by 7 p.m. the day after collection.

Under the revision, residents would place carts at the curb no earlier than sundown the day before collection, and collect them by sunrise on the day after collection.

City officials said attached dwellings with more than five units must use private collection services and would no longer qualify for city pickup under the new rules. They also plan to ask for money to hire additional solid waste code enforcement officers next year.

The city currently has two code enforcement officers responsible for container violations. Greensboro and Durham have three each, city leaders said.

The changes do not take effect until council votes to accept them.
 

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  • jcthai Nov 21, 7:18 p.m.

    You all give me a big chuckle. The only way these rules are going to be enforced is if someone blows the whistle on you. Don't be jer ks and upset your neighbors and you'll be able to put your trash out whenever you like....

  • jcthai Nov 21, 7:16 p.m.

    whatelseisnew, ah, I see you are still at it. You might try to take some correspondence courses in basic intelligence. The bins are dark. It's dark at night. They are hard to see. My grief is with the garbagemen. Why the heck can't they put the bins back up on the curb where they got them?

  • jcthai Nov 21, 7:14 p.m.

    er, Skywatch. Speaking of turkeys, that's sunrise the day AFTER the day of collection. Get it? AFTER? NEXT?

  • ConservativeVoter Nov 21, 6:41 p.m.

    "I would like to see more enforcement of littering in Moore Square and the surrounding area. Our beautiful parks have been taken over by vagrants and the Church People feeding them. Today there were bagels thrown out along the sidewalks in addition to the usual other Styrofoam and beer cans. - Lovey"

    Don't forget the homeless population that lives in the bushes along the I-440 West on ramp at the Wake Forest Road exit.

  • Lovey Nov 21, 6:33 p.m.

    I would like to see more enforcement of littering in Moore Square and the surrounding area. Our beautiful parks have been taken over by vagrants and the Church People feeding them. Today there were bagels thrown out along the sidewalks in addition to the usual other Styrofoam and beer cans.

  • ConservativeVoter Nov 21, 6:18 p.m.

    With all of the problems that Raleigh has and the city council is worried about when people take out their trash cans and bring them back in.

    Worst yet, they want to hire an additional trash can cop for a total of 3 since Greensboro and Durham have three.

    Amazing. Absolutely amazing.....

  • Dazd N Confused Nov 21, 5:08 p.m.

    So are the taxes on my townhouse going to go down the same amount that it would cost for trash collection? Why should I pay the same amount as a house valued at the same amount for LESS services? I would say about 40% of the time either my trash is left or my recycle bin is left without being picked up. Mine is out there by 10pm the night before and most of my neighbor's trash gets picked up... and mine is out there before hand. They also have a bad habit of leaving trash all over the roads, sidewalks, etc. Before considering cutting services, how about they hire workers that will actually do their jobs first!

  • Skywatch_NC Nov 21, 3:46 p.m.

    Must have been a really slooow day for our city govt. yesterday.

    and collect them by sunrise on the day after collection.

    Well, of course that's just not possible if one's trash cart doesn't get serviced near or by sunrise. We must have some real turkeys on our city council.

  • whatelseisnew Nov 21, 3:24 p.m.

    The citizens of raleigh should just start dumping their garbage off at the property of the mayor and the city council members.

    " I just picked up $400 in damage to my car last week thanks to a plastic trash can that was in the road at night."

    "Rules have to be put in place to deal with those with no common sense; those who just leave their bins by the road all day every day."

    Nothing wrong with that at all. Note to yourself, avoid running over things, that prevents damage to your car. Maybe consider taking buses for everyone's safety.

  • kmws Nov 21, 3:17 p.m.

    I have voiced my opposition to the City Council. Punish the rule breakers, not everyone. What about people who work a late shift? If they don't get home until 12:30, that means they are putting the dumpster out when it's not really a safe time to be doing that.....and certainly not a time when neighbors will appreciate hearing them.

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