What if I have more trash than can fit in my town-issued cart?
All waste must be placed inside the cart for collection. The lid need not be closed in order for the waste truck to pick up the cart. If there is still more trash than can fit in the cart, even with the lid open, residents are asked to do the following:
  • Recycle as much material as possible by either placing recyclable materials in your recycling cart or by taking recyclable materials to one of the Town’s drop-box recycling sites.
  • Hold a bag or two of trash until the next collection day, when all waste could fit in the cart.
  • If you just moved in or are moving out of your residence, call the Town at 309-454-9571 for special instructions on how to handle extra bags of garbage.

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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?