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Posted on: October 5, 2018

New Garbage Ordinance

Garbage Bag Inside Can Only

Recently the City of Storm Lake passed amendments to the Garbage Ordinance.  The changes will be in effect on January 1, 2019.  

  • Garbage to be in a can when placed on the curb for collection.  Each person who shall store garbage or recyclable materials out of doors on premises owned or occupied by that person or who places garbage out of doors in a place readily accessible to the collector for collection shall provide and use cans suitable in capacity for the storage of garbage and recyclable materials accumulating in a normal collection period of seven days.
  • Garbage must be stored in a 32 gallon can or larger. Collector may limit the max size.  As noted, the collector has the option of limiting the maximum size of the can.  Placing garbage in a can on the curb will assist in controlling trash from blowing in the community.
  • Cans should not be placed earlier than 7 am the day before garbage collection.  Can must be picked up no later than 7 am the following day of garbage collection. Limiting the time cans may be on the curb will reduce the possibility of cans blowing into the streets.
  • Recyclable materials will not be placed in bags, unless the material is shredded material.  As noted, this change will assist personnel at the recycle center in handling materials safely and only affect recycling items.  Garbage will continue to be placed in bags and then into cans for collection.

Information regarding Storm Lake can be found on the City’s website

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