Why was my yard waste not picked up?

Occasionally and unintentionally yard waste has been overlooked for pickup at some homes. It may have been overlooked because a vehicle blocked it from the driver's view or the outside of the can was not marked "Yard Waste". There are also other reasons the yard waste was not collected. All yard waste must be in either brown paper yard waste bags (which are sold at local hardware or retail home stores such as Home Depot, Lowes, etc.) or in trash cans no larger than 35-gallon capacity size with two outside handles. The cans must also clearly be marked "yard waste" on the outside. Under no circumstances may yard waste be placed in plastic bags. Under State, law landfills may not accept yard waste in plastic bags. Also, yard waste will not be taken if you have mixed it with any of the following unacceptable items: stumps, logs, root balls, stones, straws, apples, dirt, or sod. The bags or containers will also not be emptied if they are more than 45 pounds in weight.

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1. What can I put in the new trash cart?
2. Should I place garbage in plastic bags before placing it in the refuse cart?
3. If my cart is full, what do I do with the additional garbage bags?
4. How can I purchase a second reuse or recycling cart?
5. Can I put yard waste into my refuse cart?
6. Can I put "bulky waste" in my refuse cart?
7. Where should I place my refuse and recycling cart for collection?
8. What if I have a problem with my new cart?
9. Will this solve our blight and rodent problems?
10. When will yard waste pickup begin, and how long will it last?
11. Why were my building materials, cement, or auto parts not picked up?
12. What can I do with my hazardous waste (paints, oils, pesticides, fertilizers, etc)?
13. How do I have tree branches picked up/chipped?
14. Why was my yard waste not picked up?
15. Why was my garbage not picked up?