The City of Augusta will be implementing a new automated garbage collection system starting March 4.

The City of Augusta will be implementing a new automated garbage collection system starting March 4.

The automated collection truck has a single driver who controls a side arm device that grabs, lifts and empties the rollout cart into the truck and returns it to the curb.  Carts will be delivered to service addresses throughout the community during the month of March. Once a cart has been delivered to a service address, the city will no longer pick up any other type of refuse container or bags placed at the street.  Collectinon occurs once each week on the designated collection days.

For more information, call 316-775-4560.

Cart delivery dates are:

• Monday trash customers: delivered March 24 to 28 between Kelly Avenue and 7th Avenue west of Osage; all areas south of 7th Avenue. The first scheduled pickup is March 31.

• Tuesday trash customers: delivered March 17 to 21 between Kelly Avenue and 7th Avenue east of Osage. The first scheduled pickup is March 25.

• Thursday trash customers: delivered March 10 to 14 between Kelly Avenue and Belmont; including Loomis land and Belmont Court. The first scheduled pickup is March 20.

• Friday trash customers: delivered March 4 to 7 north of Belmont. The first scheduled pickup is March 14.

What to put in trash cart

• Regular household trash

What not toput in trash cart

• Grass, leaves and other lawn and garden waste

• Liquid waste of any type

• Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

• Items too large to fit in cart

• Hot embers or ashes

• Rocks, concrete or dirt

• Construction, remodeling or demolition debris

• Unprotected needles and sharps

About the Trash Carts

The rollout carts used in the collection system are city property and assigned to addresses. These carts are designed to work with their collection trucks. Although the 96-gallon cart should be large enough for the average Augusta household, an extra cart can be issued for an additional monthly fee. Call Utility Office at (316) 775-4555.

Placement for Collection

• Place carts at the curb or in the gutter pan against the curb with at least three feet of separation between them, and clear of trees, shrubs, mailboxes, parked vehicles, etc. Drivers need an unobstructed path for emptying the carts.  Do not place carts out in the streets.

• Carts should be facing the street with the lid fully closed.

• Roll carts to the curb between 5 p.m. the day before collection and 6 a.m. the day of your collection.

• Remove carts from the curb the same day after pickup.

Caring for trash cart

• Only put acceptables.

• Avoid overfilling the carts. The automated collection system works best if the lid is completely closed.

• Do not place more than 200 pounds of material in carts.

• Store carts in a location behind the front line of the house.

• Rinse carts out with a garden hose as needed.

• Report damaged carts to Utility Office immediately.  A replacement fee will be billed to your account for damage caused by improper use of cart.

Free rollout service

Disabled residents and elderly residents (72 yrs or older) who have difficulty moving their carts to the curb can request free rollout service.  Call Sanitation Department at (316) 775-4560.

Bulky items

Larger bulky items that cannot be disposed of through regular automated collection methods can be taken to the landfill for free using landfill coupons available through the City Utility Office.  Call Utility Office at (316) 775-4555.