Saturday, October 20, 2012

City of Oshkosh automated garbage collection less than two weeks away

(Oshkosh, WI) The city of Oshkosh will officially make its switch to automated garbage
collection on Monday, Oct. 29. In preparation for the change, the city will start distributing
new garbage carts to residents beginning Monday, Oct. 22. All new carts should be
delivered by no later than Thursday, Nov. 1.

Upon receiving a new garbage cart, residents are urged to begin using the receptacle
immediately. On collection day, the carts should be placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m. It
is also advised to have the cart’s white identification number face the street, and allow three
feet from any potential obstructions.

“In order to make a smooth transition to automated garbage collection, we need the help of
city residents in following the rules as closely as possible,” said Public Works Field
Operations Manager Kevin Uhen. “If everyone does their part, this switch to automated
garbage collection is designed to make trash pickup much more efficient.”

Any small items or excess bags placed outside a cart, that don’t meet the large item
definition, will require a sticker. Residents will receive three free stickers prior to the switch
to automated garbage collection being made.

Those wishing to recycle their old garbage cans may do so by placing them upside down
and empty, and marked with an “X” or a note, at the curb on their regular scheduled
collection day. Do not place any old garbage cans inside the new garbage cart, or your
recycling cart.

All new carts will be delivered with an information packet on the inside of the receptacle.

For more information on automated garbage collection, please visit the city’s website at  or
contact the Sanitation Division at (920) 232-5383.


Anonymous Container Rental NYC said...

I feel like this system for garbage disposal and collection is much more efficient then having two guys ride and drive around all day handling everyone's garbage however they please. BUT it is also taking away employment.

-Eleuterio Martinez

November 20, 2012 2:21 PM  

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