Cart Placement

On your scheduled day of collection, make sure your carts are accessible to the truck by following the guidelines below.  The carts are lifted into the truck by mechanical arms, which need space to reach around the carts and lift safely.

 

  1. Set the carts out by 8:00 am.
  2. Do not block sidewalks, cycling lane or roadway.
  3. Place your carts 1 metre (3 feet) apart from each other, and leave a minimum of 1 metre from other barriers like cars, poles and utility boxes.
  4. Make sure the lids are completely closed, and the arrows on top of the lids point towards the middle of the street.

Carts should be placed as close to the roadway as possible, without blocking traffic, sidewalks, cycling lanes or roadways.

 

Example 1: Place carts on street with wheels against curb.

Cart 2
Do not block way of traffic, sidewalk or cycling lane.
Example 2: Place carts at the end of your driveway.
Cart 1

Help, I have a long driveway and don’t want to roll my carts all that way!

Residents who do not wish to roll their carts down a long or difficult driveway may choose to store them at the end of their driveway and move them to the edge of the roadway on collection day.

My driveway is at the top of a very steep hill. Can I place them somewhere other than at the foot of the driveway so they won’t roll downhill?

Yes.  Some driveways are private shared driveways. If this situation remains an issue, call the Public Works Department.

Contact Us

Public Works Department 250-758-5222
public.worksinfo@nanaimo.ca

Last updated: April 3, 2020

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