Do Trash and Recycling Containers Go On the Sidewalk?

A friendly reminder to our neighborhood about trash and recycling containers:

  1. Sidewalks are for People: Please refrain from placing trash containers on the sidewalk. Instead, position them after the curb and on the street, leaving ample space for pedestrians to walk freely. The containers should be 4 feet apart.
  2. Be Mindful of Others: Remember that many of our neighbors, including those with disabilities, rely on clear sidewalks. Let’s be considerate and thoughtful of their needs.
  3. Timing is Key: Put your trash containers out for pick-up only on designated collection days and promptly retrieve them after collection to avoid prolonged obstruction.
  4. City Code Compliance: According to our city regulations, all solid waste containers must have lids. This is not only to prevent rainwater from accumulating inside but also to keep insects and pests at bay. If you have a container with a missing or damaged lid, you can request a replacement by clicking on this link.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Your efforts in maintaining clear sidewalks contribute to the overall well-being of our neighborhood and the comfort of our neighbors. If you have a question about the placement of containers or containers blocking a sidewalk, contact 602-262-7251 or email