What is a fully automated waste collection system?
A fully automated system describes a waste removal collection process whereby an automated arm on the waste truck is used to retrieve, dump and replace a cart. The driver of the waste truck need not exit the vehicle in order to collect the trash. Residents in single-family or duplex units in Normal must use a Town issued cart. If the previous owner did not leave the cart, or it is a new home, a cart must be purchased from the Town of Normal at a cost of $60.

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1. What is a fully automated waste collection system?
2. What are the benefits of an automated waste collection system?
3. Are residents required to use a Town-issued cart for the waste and curbside recycling programs?
4. How is a garbage cart used?
5. What can be placed in the cart for garbage collection?
6. What if I have more trash than can fit in my town-issued cart?
7. What size carts are available?
8. Can I purchase my own cart from a local retailer?
9. Can residents use non-Town issued garbage cans or leave garbage out in plastic bags?
10. When should waste (garbage, recyclables, landscape waste, bulky waste) be placed at the curb?
11. What should residents do with existing carts and garbage cans?
12. Should I take my cart with me if I move?
13. How do I clean my cart?
14. Where can I store my garbage cart?