Winter weather, high winds and extreme heat cause many problems.
Watch out for scattered material and in some cases suspended or delayed collection.
There's some key things you can do to help the process:
Place material where it can be clearly seen and safely collected.
White garbage bags are difficult to see in the winter; black or green bags work best.
Ensure material is free of snow and ice. Do not place material on top of snowbanks as collection staff cannot climb over snowbanks to pick up material.
Keep material out of the path of snowplows and sidewalks. Broken bags may not be collected and clean up is your responsibility.
Store set-out material in a shelter or garage during times of extreme weather conditions (heavy snowfall or high winds).
Place bag tag around the neck of the garbage bag so that the ends of the tag are stuck to one another. This prevents lost tags as some tags may not stick to a cold plastic bag.