Please share this with your friends and neighbors to help our Willmar Public Works Department Snowplow Drivers and local Garbage Truck Drivers from West Central Sanitation and other services in our area.
WHERE & HOW TO PLACE YOUR GARBAGE CAN DURING WINTER
Heavy snow accumulation, icy roads and/or poor visibility can make it difficult for snowplows to avoid garbage cans placed in the street. Follow these tips to make things easier for our plowing crews.
• When you remove snow from your driveway, be sure to DIG OUT A SPOT FOR YOUR GARBAGE CAN.
• PLACE GARBAGE CANS AT LEAST 3 to 5 FEET FROM THE STREET ONTO YOUR DRIVEWAY OR YARD, so they are out of the way of the snowplow or snow being pushed aside while the snowplow is going down the road.
[Most garbage trucks are equipped with a hydraulic extending arm that grasps garbage cans.]
• DO NOT PLACE GARBAGE CANS ON TOP OF THE SNOW PILES. This placement might cause your garbage can to tip over and litter your garbage along the street, and it also makes it difficult for the garbage trucks to set the cart back down.
• REMOVE YOUR GARBAGE CANS AFTER COLLECTION AS SOON AS YOU ARE ABLE.
Empty cans are vulnerable to winds and snow removal operations and could cause a hazard if knocked into the roadway.
These tips can make garbage collection day safer and easier for Snowplow and Garbage Truck Drivers. ... See MoreSee Less
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