What is automated trash collection?
Automated collection uses a mechanical arm on trucks to empty trash carts, instead of workers lifting heavy barrels. Fully-automated trucks have controls inside the truck that allow the driver to operate a mechanical arm that lifts, dumps and returns the cart to the curb. In semi-automated routes, carts must be wheeled to the truck and latched to a mechanical tipper to be emptied.

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1. What is automated trash collection?
2. How does the automated collection program work?
3. May I get more than one cart?
4. What happens if the cart is damaged or stolen?
5. What happens if it snows?
6. May I take the cart and bins with me when I move, or use them at another property which I own?
7. What do I do with the trash from a home construction project?
8. What do I do with trash from a basement clean-out or when I move out?
9. What do I do with oversize items, like furniture or appliances, like a couch or stove?
10. May I have another recycling bin?
11. What do I do with paints and other hazardous wastes?
12. How do I dispose of asbestos from my home?