Storms or high winds made a mess; who cleans it up?
  • The homeowner, tenant, HOA or business is responsible for cleaning up and downed trees, branches, limbs, fences that occur on private property. 
  • Trash and recycling debris that results from a storm or strong winds is also the responsibility of the homeowner, tenant, HOA or business even if it’s in the street or on sidewalks.
  • Residents may set yard waste and limbs curbside for normal collection if guidelines are met. If a contractor is hired, they must dispose of the debris. Contractors should not leave the debris for residential collection.
  • A downed trash or recycling container does not qualify as a missed pick-up by Waste Connections. To meet collection guidelines, trash and recycling containers must be upright in correct locations by 7 a.m. even after a storm.

Show All Answers

1. Why do trash / recycle collection guidelines change?
2. What time does my trash / recycling need to be out?
3. Where should I place my trash / recycling for pick-up?
4. What direction should my trash / recycle container face for pick-up?
5. I have too much trash to fit inside my container this week, what do I do?
6. Why do I have to bag my trash but not my recycling?
7. What does it mean when you talk about contaminated recyclables?
8. What do I do with light bulbs?
9. My trash wasn't picked up, what do I do?
10. Storms or high winds made a mess; who cleans it up?
11. What happens with trash / recycling pick-up on a holiday?
12. What is the earliest time I can set out my trash / recycling containers?
13. Who provides trash / recycling pick-up?
14. What should I do with my yard waste?
15. Why can’t I throw my household cleaners or paint in the trash?
16. Who is eligible for the Hazardous Household Waste Pick-up Program?
17. If I am not eligible for the Hazardous Household Waste Pick-up Program, where can I take hazardous materials?