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Avoid Missed Collection:
Please have can(s) out by 7:00 am: Collection times vary
as routing schedules change, so it is very important to have
all containers at the street by 7:00 am.
Preparing your can(s):
All garbage must fit inside the can with the lid closed.
Placement is important as the truck's mechanical arm needs
unobstructed access to your can.
Placing your can(s):
• Place your can near the curb or at the road edge
• Two (2) feet apart
• At least three (3) feet from cars, trees, mailboxes, fences
• Can wheels as close to the curb or road edge as possible
• Can lid opening toward street
When possible, trucks with robotic arms will lift, empty and replace the can
without the driver leaving the truck, reducing safety hazards and traffic congestion.
If your can was at the curb by 7:00 am and missed, please call 360-779-4078.
Missed Pickups Due to Bad Weather Conditions:
If the roads are icy and unsafe for trucks to navigate, Public Works may not
be able to cover all routes, especially in hilly areas.
If your pickup is missed for garbage and recycling due to bad weather, you should
take materials back in and a double load of garbage and recycling will be collected
at no additional charge on the next regularly scheduled collection day (a week
City of Poulsbo Public Works department collects garbage during ALL holidays
including: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Bainbridge Disposal will
also collect recycling during all holidays. There will be no change to your scheduled
garbage pickup day during holidays.