SNELLVILLE – The Council revised the city’s Solid Waste Ordinance, allowing residents to place their waste at the curb for a longer length of time and calling for trash cans to be placed within the side or rear yard on non-pickup days.
Trash and recycling cans can now be placed curbside for 24 hours prior to the regularly scheduled pickup time. Previously waste was allowed at the curb for only 12 hours but city officials said due to resident work and vacation schedules, this would be more convenient. Garbage carts and recycling bins cannot be left in front of the residence more than 24 hours following the regularly scheduled pickup time.
Also, garbage carts and recycling bins must be stored or placed only in the side or rear yard, inside enclosed structures or where they are otherwise not visible from the street.
Residents can now also use any container that is open-top or a roll-off dumpster and three-cubic yard “Bagster” or similar type bag, but not front load dumpsters.