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What if it snows?
Trash and recycling collection is always difficult during winter storms. Public Works constantly monitors winter storm events and sometimes cancels collection when large storm events are forecasted. In this case, collection is usually delayed by one day, similar to a holiday schedule week. If a smaller storm occurs on your collection day and collection is not cancelled, carts should be placed in a manner that does not restrict Public Works snowplowing operations, such as at the end of a driveway or on the sidewalk. Do not place carts in the street when snow is forecasted. Living in New England presents these types of challenges from time to time and the City appreciates residents' patience and application of common sense when the weather doesn't cooperate with our schedules.

PW - Automated Garbage & Recycling Collection

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1. What day is my pickup
2. Why did the City switch to automated trash and recycling collection?
3. Why does the City recommend opting for the large containers for both garbage and recycling?
4. Where should I store my carts?
5. What happens if my cart breaks?
6. What if the lid on a cart does not close all the way?
7. Is it mandatory to use the new carts?
8. What if it snows?
9. Can I still park on the street on my collection day?