The City of Cincinnati is continuing to roll out its new trash collection policy with changes to the way the Department of Public Services handles improperly prepared garbage.
Prior to May 17, all improperly prepared trash will still be picked up but sanitation workers will place an orange tag on the empty containers to make the resident aware of the violation. No citation or fines will be given at that time.
Starting May 17 and for the two weeks that follow, sanitation workers will place a new tag on garbage cans that are not set out properly or in accordance with City policy. But the trash will only be collected after the resident corrects the violation(s) and calls 591-6000.
Residents in violation during that initial period will not be fined if they correct the issue.
After June 1, however, the Department of Public Services will place a new tag on improperly prepared trash requesting residents to call 591-6000 for pickup after the violation has been corrected. The resident will receive a citation for improperly prepared trash.
Details about what does and doesn’t consider properly set out trash are available on the Public Services website: http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/public-serv…
Changes to the City’s trash collection policy began in April 2015. As part of that policy change, the collection program changed from a five-day to a four-day collection schedule. This allowed Public Services to spend each Friday working on special projects.
The changes associated with the new trash policy have enabled the City to conduct extremely successful neighborhood cleanups on Fridays. To date, South Fairmount, Bond Hill, Paddock Hills and Winton Hills have benefited from these targeted cleanups.
These types of cleanups are scheduled to continue through fall 2015.