On Thursdays, from January 9, 2020, Garfield’s roadsides will normally be dotted with bright patches of orange from the trash carts at curbside, readied for trash collection day. As of January 1, CARDS, Holdings, Inc. began its contract with the City of Garfield for solid waste collection.
Garfield CARDS customers were provided with new 96-gallon CARDS trash carts and documentation of CARDS curbside collection policies and scheduling on December 21, 2019.
The first date for trash collection was Friday, January 3, since New Year’s Day fell on Wednesday. As for the week of New Year’s, trash collection in a following week with a holiday that falls on a weekday will be delayed by one day. From January 9, the regular trash collection day in Garfield will be on Thursdays.
According to the CARDS trash collection program policy (linked below), trash carts must be placed at curbside by 6:00 AM on collection day. The 96-gallon carts will hold up to 150 pounds of trash; the trash loaded into the carts should not prevent the lid from closing.
Examples of items that may not be placed inside the trash carts are soil, rocks, leaves, grass, hazardous waste, gasoline, oil, batteries, and tires. For a complete list of unacceptable items, see the link below for CARDS curbside collection program policies.
Trash carts are provided to CARDS customers for solid waste collection but remain the property of CARDS. Customers will be expected to pay for the replacement of carts that have been damaged due to improper handling by the customer.