Are there any tips on how to pack my green garbage cart?

Here are a few tips and tricks to ensure your garbage cart gets emptied:

  • Bag and tie garbage before placing it in the cart.
  • Do not pack/push down bags in your cart so tightly that it will not empty. 
  • Trash placed alongside the carts or in non-city issued containers will not be collected. 
  • The arrows located on the lid should face the street 
  • The lid must be closed so nothing spills out during the collection process. 
  • DO NOT place anything on top of the lid, the driver will not empty the cart. 
  • All carts must be safely accessible and placed for collection by 7 a.m. on the day of collection. 
  • Inaccessible or carts placed alongside damageable property will not be emptied. 

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1. Does the City provide service for disabled residents?
2. What do I do with large or heavy items for disposal?
3. What do I do with appliances when they have been replaced?
4. Where do I put my household recyclables?
5. When do I place my cart out for collection?
6. What happens if I or we move, what do I do with the cart?
7. How often do we receive collection services?
8. What do we do about parking on our scheduled collection days?
9. My cart has been stolen, damaged or destroyed, what do I do?
10. How do I get rid of household hazardous waste (HHW) and Electronic Waste (E-Waste) such as paint, motor oil or computer monitors?
11. Will I be paying more for waste pick up?
12. Will Miramar still have recycling collections / should I continue to recycle?
13. Will my garbage pick up frequency change?
14. How often will my Blue recycle cart be collected?
15. When will I receive my new carts?
16. What if one trash cart is not enough?
17. Should I leave my Green Trash or Blue Recycle carts out at the curb to be replaced?
18. Where do I place my cart on collection days?
19. Can I place bags or other items next to my cart for collection?
20. Will the same method of trash and recycle collection continue?
21. What can be placed in my green garbage cart?
22. Are there any tips on how to pack my green garbage cart?
23. Who replaces damaged or stolen carts?
24. Will there be Bulk Collection Changes?
25. How do I dispose of Bulk items?
26. How do Condo/Multi-family properties receive Bulk Collection?
27. How do I pay for my waste collection service?
28. Who can I contact for more information related to solid waste?