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How to Prevent Runaway Trash Cans

[Source: NBC News Report -]

Heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding, traffic congestion, and according to recent reports, runaway trash cans. Buoyed by excess water generated from flash flooding, trash cans have been seen floating down streets across Los Angeles for hundreds of feet at a time.

Here are some easy tips to prevent your trash can from floating away:

1. Place your bin on top of the curb so that it’s not in the drainage area and it won’t get swept away.

2. Place your bin roughly three feet away from the curb into the street away from the storm drain.

3. If you only have a small amount of trash, recyclables or green waste, don’t put your cans out during a storm and keep them safe while keeping from becoming a part of the problem.

Although it is the resident’s responsibility to retrieve the bins, we will return it by its assigned number if we find it. If lost, give us a call at 818-548-3916

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