Why do I have to pay for an extra cart? That’s not fair.

The reason we are charging for extra carts is because the City is moving to a volume-based approach to fees. It takes our staff more time to collect more garbage. Also, the City has to pay tipping fees to put trash in the county landfill. Some residents produce a lot more trash every week than other residents. The City actually has to pay more for the residents who produce more trash than for people who put out one bag a week. We think it’s fair and reasonable to charge an extra fee for an extra cart for those residents who produce more garbage. Also, the City is assuming responsibility to maintain the carts, and the extra fee will help cover the maintenance of the extra carts.

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1. How do I properly place my garbage cart on collection day?
2. Can I place my cart right beside my mailbox?
3. How do I get additional garbage carts?
4. My street is really narrow and putting carts in the street might block traffic, or make it hard for cars to pass. Do I have to put my cart in the street?
5. What should I do with my old, green City of Lenoir garbage cart?
6. Can I put my house number on my cart?
7. The cart is too big and heavy for me to roll to the curb every week. What do I do?
8. I live in an apartment. Do all residents in an apartment get a cart?
9. Why do I have to pay for an extra cart? That’s not fair.
10. I have the same exact trash can as the new City garbage cart. It’s just a different color. Why do I have to rent one?
11. I take my garbage to the dump. Why do I have to pay the sanitation fee?
12. Why do I have to roll my cart back to my house within 24 hours? What if I’m out of town?
13. Still have a question?