Get the Facts

A lot of misinformation is making its way around Amarillo regarding the CurbsideCart collection program. Don't listen to the trash talk. Below is a list of commonly asked questions and answers. If you don't see what you're looking for, we encourage you to reach out with any additional questions.

 

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HOW MANY PEOPLE

WILL BE AFFECTED? 

Approximately 12,000 Amarillo residents will participate in the CurbsideCart collection program, which is 6% of the population.

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HOW DO YOU DECIDE

WHO PARTICIPATES?

Residents who have hand-collection or dumpsters

in their front yard will receive a CurbsideCart. Neighborhoods with dead-end or uncleared

alleyways will also participate in the Program.

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HOW WILL I KNOW

IF I'M AFFECTED?

All 12,000 residents who participate in the CurbsideCart collection program will be notified prior to the change. Notices will be included in water bills and door-hangers will be placed at affected addresses.

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WHEN WILL THE

PROGRAM START?

The City of Amarillo Public Works Department will roll out the CurbsideCart collection program in three phases beginning in January 2019 and ending that summer.

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IS IT RESTRICTED

TO CERTAIN AREAS?

No. Residents in several neighborhoods

throughout Amarillo will be affected. Click here

 to see a full map detailing the affected neighborhoods.

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HOW CAN I FIND 

MORE INFORMATION?

Public Works officials will conduct four Public Meetings throughout the six-month rollout period. Click here for a complete list of dates, times and locations.

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WON'T THESE CARTS

JUST BLOW AWAY?

Although our strong panhandle winds often wreak havoc, CurbsideCarts are 95-gallons and were designed to withstand the elements.

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WHAT IF I NEED HELP

WITH MY CART?

The City of Amarillo offers a Roll Out Service

for residents who need assistance rolling Carts

to the curb for pickup each week. Click here 

to learn more.

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HOW OFTEN IS

PICKUP?

Your trash collection days will remain the same. Trucks equipped with mechanical arms will come by twice a week to empty your CurbsideCart. To find out your days of service, call (806) 378-6813.

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CAN I USE OVERFLOW BAGS IF MY CART IS FULL?

No. There should be no bags placed on top of the cart or next to the cart. All trash should be placed inside your CurbsideCart.

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WHEN SHOULD I ROLL MY CART OUT TO THE CURB?

Your cart must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. the morning of your collection day and brought in no later than 8 am. on the day following collection day.

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CAN I PUT YARD WASTE IN MY CURBSIDE CART?

Yes, you may use your cart for yard waste. Just make sure it is bagged.

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WHERE SHOULD I PLACE

MY CART?

Your cart should be placed on your curb and should not be blocked by vehicles, objects or over-hanging tree limbs. A good rule of thumb is to leave three clear feet around all sides.

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