DeSoto City Lights June, 2017 www.desototexas.gov A Publication of the City of DeSoto Community Relations Department DeSoto City Council Approves Amendment to Garbage, Trash and Refuse Ordinance
for the purpose of placing garbage, trash, or refuse in it for disposal. If your trash is not bagged, the solid waste contractor will tag the container and leave the trash
An amendment to the City’s Garbage, Trash and Refuse Ordinance was recently passed by the DeSoto City Council that specifies a Ɵmeframe for when trash and recyclables can be placed at the curb for pickup. In order to minimize wildlife disturbing the refuse or other elements coming in contact with plasƟc bags or containers, residenƟal refuse and recyclables shall not be placed at the curb before 6 pm the day before collecƟon day. “This amendment addresses problems resulƟng from trash being put out at the curb or in the alley for pick‐up a day or more prior to the actual collecƟon Ɵme,” said Tracie Hlavinka, DeSoto Assistant City Manager. “When trash is allowed to sit on the curb, it aƩracts animals who tear into the bags and scaƩer it.” To guarantee your trash is not missed by Republic Services, please have your trash and recyclables at the curb or placed in the alley no later than 7 am on the day of collecƟon. All residents who live west of Hampton Road have their trash collected on Tuesdays and Fridays. Those living east of Hampton Road have their trash collected on Mondays and Thursdays. All recycle bins, throughout the City, are empƟed on Wednesdays. DeSoto’s Code Enforcement Department would like to remind residents that all garbage must be placed in a plasƟc refuse bag for garbage pick up. This picture shows some garbage in bags and some loose garbage in the container. All garbage must be bagged to avoid having loose garbage scaƩered when the containers are being empƟed into the truck. ResidenƟal customers shall uƟlize a plasƟc refuse bag that is designed and sold
to be bagged for removal. Habitual offenders of the Garbage, Trash and Refuse Ordinance will be fined. Trash and recycling bags are available for purchase at the UƟlity Billing window in City Hall. Trash bags are $9.56 for a roll of 50 and recycle bags are $4.76 for a roll of 50 bags.
For more informaƟon on the Garbage, Trash and Refuse Ordinance, please go to www.desototexas.gov .
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