If you live in the Clean Streets/Clean Lakes special street sweeping zone, never place your cart in the gutter on days when sweeping is scheduled.
In some neighborhoods, due to how heavily parked in they are during collection, carts placed in the street gutter to ensure collection is acceptable - however, the carts are still obstructions to other city services and should be moved soon after emptying.
When possible, place the recycling cart on the opposite side of your driveway from the recycling cart so there is ample space between the two, and the collection operator can clearly see each cart..
The best placement is on your driveway after you have cleared it of snow.
It can also be placed on a cleared area of your terrace.
Do not leave your cart on the sidewalk or on top of a snow bank.
After your street has been plowed, and only after your street has been plowed from the most recent snowfall, the cart can be placed into the gutter right next to your driveway.
Carts in the street interfere with snowplowing and create long spaces of road that need to be plowed back to the curb later - this means your street will not be effeciently plowed curb-to-curb. Help your neighbors and yourself and please avoid placing carts in the street gutter unless absolutely necessary.
Carts must be placed at the alley edge.
Carts on private property or by the garage will not be collected.
When storing carts outside in the alley, please leave the lid closed. If your cart is missing a lid, please contact the Street Division offices that service your neighborhood to request it be repaired.