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Once the owner or tenant has established solid waste services through our City’s Utilities Billing and Customer Service Department at (850) 872-3166, you then may notify The Solid Waste Division to deliver you a garbage cart if one is not already at the residence.
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Generalhousehold waste generated (i.e. waste from kitchens and bathrooms).
Itemsthat should be set out for trash (i.e. construction or yard waste), unpreparedresidential medical waste (i.e. unprotected needles), bodily wastes,unprotected broken items that could harm crew workers (i.e. mirrors or glass),or hazardous wastes (i.e. fuels, liquid paints, fertilizers, etc.). No rocks ordirt should be place in your garbage cart.
All bags should be contained inside the cart. Any lose debris or garbage that is stacked on/around containers will not be picked up. Overfilling the containers or packing the containers too tightly, might prevent the garbage from falling out of the containers when the automated grabber arm is emptying the cart. The Solid Waste Division can only service city-owned containers. Prior to placing garbage into the carts, residents are encouraged to bag their garbage to aid in preventing of items from become airborne during the dumping operations. Bagging garbage will help keep lose items from littering our neighborhoods. All Styrofoam Peanuts are to be bagged or placed in a box with the lid taped shut.
Small amounts of yard waste such as grass clippings and leaves may be placed in your garbage carts.
Carts should be at the curb before 5:00 a.m. on your regular collection day to ensure collection.
Cartsare to be at the curb side with four (4) feet of clearance from all stationary objectsto allow the automated grabber arm of the garbage truck to pick-up thecontainer. Avoid placing the garbage cart under lines/wires or treelimbs/branches. Stationary objects include but are not limited to: mailboxes,vehicles, telephone lines/utility wires, tree limbs/branches. Containers are tobe within two (2) feet of the roadway for collection with the containers’ lidopenings facing the street side and the containers’ handles turned away fromthe street. Avoid blocking containers with vehicles on service days.
Carts are repaired or replaced at no charge if the damage was due to normal wear and tear. The owner of the property/tenant must call the Solid Waste Division at (850) 872-3172 and request for garbage cart service.
Please call the Solid Waste Division at (850) 872-3172.
No,the garbage carts are the property of the City of Panama City and must remainat the address to which it was delivered.