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YES! The Toter should be rinsed out regularly to prevent organisms from growing and it will help prevent "trash juice" from accumulating and it will keep the smell down. Please do not use chemicals to clean the Toter as they will end up in our storm sewer system and harm our local waterways. A mixture of vinegar and baking soda is recommended if a simple spray out with a garden hose is not enough.
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The Village is improving the way we collect garbage! Through the Toter trash cart program, the Village will provide each residence and business with Village garbage collection service a Toter trash cart for their garbage collection service starting in December 2022. The new sanitation trucks coming in 2023 have a mechanical tipper arm on the back to pick up the Toter trash cart and empty it into the truck. The Toter trash carts are the property of the Village of Pelham, provided for use at the specific address.
There are many reasons; the primary ones are:
This new program improves aesthetics at the curbside by giving a single look to the trash containers set out for collection
The trash carts have lids to keep the refuse contained within the cart and critters out.
The tipper on the Sanitation trucks to lift and empty the cart will relieve much of the physical stress on our employees
It will start in December 2022. Only garbage and recycling in a Toter trash cart with the Pelham Village logo will be collected, with a few exceptions.
Residences will receive three (3) Toter trash carts
One 64-gallon Toter trash cart for garbage
One 64-gallon Toter trash cart for paper/cardboard recycling; and
One 32-gallon Toter trash cart for comingled recycling
Commercial businesses with trash collection services will receive One 96-gallon Toter trash cart.
The Toter trash carts are built with wheels to make the cart's movement easy for the user. Toter has this to say about the design “Rugged wheels make Toter cans easy to maneuver; ergonomic design leads to easy to tilt and roll, even when full.”
No, the schedule will remain the same. The pickup schedule can be accessed here.
It does not; the Toter trash cart(s) are the property of the Village of Pelham and are provided to the serviced address, not to the property occupant. If you move, the Toter trash cart(s) remain at the property for the next occupant. As the occupant of the service address, you are responsible for maintaining the Toter trash cart in good condition.
For recycling, you should place your Toter out for collection with the handle facing toward where the sanitation truck will pick up your trash. Thank you for taking a little extra time to help the sanitation crews.
Yes! Garbage needs to be in the Toter trash cart for collection, even if it is just one small bag. This will help keep our streets and streams cleaner and keep our sanitation crews safer.
For regular wear and tear maintenance of the Toter trash cart the Public Works department will handle the maintenance.
You are responsible for the Toter trash cart provided for use at your address. If the Toter trash cart requires replacement (for reasons beyond normal wear and tear) you will be charged the cost of a new Toter trash cart.