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STORAGE AND PLACEMENT OF GARBAGE 
GENERAL INFORMATION

The intent of recent legislation is to eliminate possible food sources for rats and other animals, thereby promoting health and safety throughout the Kenmore community.

The Kenmore Municipal Code requires that garbage be placed in a Village-approved tote.  All garbage placed at the curb must be in a tote with the lid closed. 

OUTSIDE STORAGE OF GARBAGE:  All garbage stored outside must be placed in the black garbage tote with the lid down.  

YARD WASTE:  Yard waste (grass clippings, branches, etc.) may be placed at the curb in CLEAR plastic bags or open containers, or bundled. Opaque (including black and green bags) bags CANNOT be used. 

RECYCLABLES:  The Village will pick up recyclables, large trash (furniture, etc) and white items.  Recyclables must be placed in the Recycle Tote (black with a green lid).  Recycle collection takes place every other week (see schedule).

ELECTRONIC WASTE (E-Waste):  E-Waste (ex:  TVs, computers, monitors, et al) are NOT collected.

Elderly or disabled persons, who cannot move a garbage tote and has no one to assist him/her, may contact the Department of Public Works to request assistance.  If the DPW verifies that the person cannot move a garbage can, the DPW will bring the can to and from the curb.

RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS - PLACEMENT OF GARBAGE:  Garbage is to be placed at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on the morning of collection and no earlier than 4:00 p.m. on the day preceding garbage pickup in residential districts.

BUSINESS & INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS – PLACEMENT OF GARBAGE:  Garbage is to be placed at the curb no later than 9:00 a.m. on the day of collection and no earlier than 6:00 a.m. of the scheduled pickup day.

 

FINES FOR VIOLATORS:

1st violation Warning

2nd violation w/in 12 months $25 fine

3rd violation w/in 12 months $50 fine

4th violation w/in 12 months $100 fine

5th violation w/in 12 months $200 fine

6th or more violations w/I 12 months $500 fine

 

For more details, please check the Kenmore Municipal Code – Chapter 9