The Snellville City Council voted recently to revise the city’s solid waste ordinance, allowing residents to place their waste at the curb for a longer length of time and calling for trash cans to be placed within the side or rear yard on non-pickup days.
Trash and recycling cans can now be placed curbside for 24 hours prior to the regularly scheduled pickup time. Previously waste was allowed at the curb for only 12 hours. City officials hope the changes will be more convenient and accommodating for resident’s work and vacation schedules. Garbage carts and recycling bins cannot be left in front of the residence more than 24 hours following the regularly scheduled pickup time.
Also, garbage carts and recycling bins must be stored or placed only in the side or rear yard, inside enclosed structures or where they are otherwise not visible from the street.
Residents can now also use any open-top container, roll-off dumpster or three-cubic yard “bagster” or similar type bag, but not front load dumpsters.