What is the plan for carts?
  • What are the cart size options and what will the new prices be?
    • The size options for trash will be 32 gallons every other week, 32 gallons, 64 gallons, and 96 gallons.
    • The size options for recycling carts will be 64 and 96 gallons.
    • Pricing will include both trash and recycling and will be determined by the hauler as part of the bidding process.
  • Will I get brand new carts?
    • Maybe – the hauler is allowed to reuse existing carts if they are usable.
  • What happens to my old carts?
    • The hauler may choose to refurbish and use them if they own them, or they may not, it is up to the hauler.  If your old carts are owned by a hauler who does not win the bidding process they will take back their carts.
  • What if I sign up for a large trash cart but really only need a small one?
    • You may call the city and request a size change, during the first month of the program this will be free.
  • What if I have more trash than fits in my cart?
    • You may bring your extra trash to the recycle center or the landfill and throw it away for $4 per bag.  If you leave it at the curb you will be charged an overflow fee which will be more than $4/bag.
  • What if my neighbor and I want to share a cart?
    • We don’t have a way to do this, but the cheapest and smallest option should be very affordable for people who are conscious of their waste.

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1. Who will be covered by the PAYT program contract?
2. Why is PAYT being implemented now?
3. What is the anticipated timeline on this process?
4. How will residents get new services?
5. What is the plan for carts?
6. What is the estimated pricing for carts?
7. Will I be able to choose my hauler?
8. What if I don’t want to recycle?
9. What if I don’t sign up for service?
10. What if I take my trash to the Recycle Center/landfill/other and don’t need service?
11. How will billing for the new system work?
12. What if I have a problem with my cart?
13. Can I still get food waste and yard waste collected?
14. What happens if I put trash in my recycling cart?
15. What if I have more trash than fits in my cart?