How will this system work?
ABC Waste will provide each household with a 95 gallon cart for waste and a separate cart for recycling materials. Residents should place waste and recyclables into their carts for collection. In order to maintain a clean cart and to reduce odors, it is suggested that residents use household trash bags to contain their waste and then place the bags into the cart for transportation to the curb and disposal. This also helps reduce any residual debris that can result from the collection process.
On collection day, carts must be placed at the curb with a minimum distance of four feet away from other objects such as: mailboxes, parked cars, yard waste materials, and even other carts. Automated collection trucks will pick up the cart, empty it, and return it to its original location.
Carts should be placed at the curb the night before of your collection day. Waste must be placed at the curb in the cart provided (solid GREEN cart). It is recommended that residents bag their trash prior to placement into your cart. If you have more waste than the cart can accommodate, please place bagged waste next to your cart for collection (depending on the number of bags, there may be an additional charge). If you continuously need more room, please contact ABC Waste to discuss your options for an additional cart. Recycling is serviced on an on call basis and is picked up weekly.
Unless you are notified otherwise by ABC Waste, there will be no collection on the following six holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- July 4th
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
When the holiday falls on a weekday, there will be no collections on that day. If holiday fall on a weekend, we will be closed the following Monday and will run one day behind schedule.
With the right care your new cart will last you many years without needing maintenance. Your new cart is cleaner since it does not allow odors to escape and its smooth surfaces allow it to be cleaned using a regular garden hose and dishwashing soap. Do not place hot ashes, construction debris, and/or hazardous waste in the cart. Also, do not paint or write on the cart. Each cart is labeled with a serial number. Residents should take note of the serial number of their specific cart.
Items Not Acepted (not limited to)
ABC Waste will not collect the following: hazardous materials, liquids, yard waste mixed with solid waste, dead animals, large auto/truck parts, stone, dirt, rock, steel, iron, construction materials, whole tires, carbonated beverage bottles, or any other material banned by state law. For further information on how and where to dispose of these materials please contact ABC Waste of Savannah.
Medical waste – such as syringes should be placed into a plastic detergent bottle, duct taped shut, and clearly labeled “SYRINGES” on the side.
Sharp, glass, or metal items – that may cause injury to collection staff should be placed at the curb/in the cart in a manner so it does not cause injury. This may require taping sharp edges or potential hazards.