Oversized Cans Prohibited
Use of oversized garbage cans and/or bungee cords is illegal and poses a danger to your trash collectors.
It is a violation of Town Code to place curbside garbage containers that are either oversized or over-weight. These cans as well as any container with lids secured by bungee cords have been known to cause serious work related injuries to the Town’s trash collectors. Always use the correct sized garbage can, 42-gallons or less.
Oversized cans, like the one pictured on this webpage, were manufactured for collection by automated garbage trucks. Garbage trucks in the Town of Huntington are loaded using manual labor.
The Town Code Regulation is presented below for your benefit:
(1) It shall be the responsibility of the owner, tenant, or occupant of a residential property to provide receptacles of sufficient capacity to contain the solid waste generated on the property during ninety-six (96) consecutive hours. The receptacles shall be kept closed and maintained in good and sanitary condition by periodic cleaning, and when filled, each receptacle shall not exceed fifty (50) pounds in total weight or forty-two (42) gallons in volume.
Thank you for your cooperation.