Kick it to the curb, but no further

Kick it to the curb, but no further
Posted on 09/12/2019
In an effort to make city streets less congested for drivers, as well as make it easier for street sweepers and snow plows to better clear roads, New Hope City Council has approved an ordinance amendment that specifies all residential waste containers must be located off the traveled portion of the street.

What that means, basically put, is that residents need to keep their trash and recycle cans on their driveways instead of placing them on the curb of the street.

The amended ordinance in New Hope Code 9-11(a)(6) now reads as such:
“Location of residential waste containers on pickup day. Permanent waste containers, bulky materials, disposable and sealed containers, used by single-family homes, containing waste, may be placed on the curbside for pickup and off the traveled portion of the street, but may not be placed on the curbside any earlier than sunset preceding the day of scheduled pickup and must be removed by sunset of the scheduled pickup day.”

New Hope greatly appreciates residents’ understanding of this ordinance, leading to cleaner and less cluttered streets for all.