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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Trash can violation tags being issued

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On Monday, June 4, 2018 the City of Mont Belvieu Public Works Department began issuing violation tags on trash cans that don't meet the City's collection criteria. For the mont of June, the tags will serve as a violation notice to help our residents become more aware of what criteria they are not meeting. Then, starting Monday, July 2, 2018 a tag on a trash can will result in that cart not being collected that week; the resident will have to wait to have their refuse picked up on their next scheduled collection day. 
To help you avoid any collection issues, here is a list of the violations:

Trash Container is overfilled. The lid on your container must be closed. Also, items not inside the container will not be picked up.

Trash contains items not accepted. Mont Belvieu Code of Ordinances Sec. 14-189 outlines items that are not accepted in our City trash service. Those items are used oil and filters; tires; car batteries; pesticides or containers (unless triple rinsed); hot ashes; dangerous chemicals; insecticides; industrial chemicals or industrial solid waste; waste oil or grease; liquid waste; scrap metal; other waste prohibited from landfill disposal by federal or state law. (Ord. No. 2008-006, 1(16-23), 2-11-2008)

Unable to access Trash Container. Trash cans must be placed at least three (3) feet from any obstacles such as other carts, utility poles, mail boxes, trees, parked cars, etc. The cart should be placed a the curb line or roadway edge. All you have to do is remember to #SpaceItOutMB!

Late set out. Containers must be out by 7:00 a.m. on your appointed collection day.

There could be a collection issue other than those listed. If that is the case, a note will be made on the tag that is left on the can.

By cooperating with these collection standards, our trash service will run more efficiently and will ultimately be less costly to you. If you have problems or questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Public Works Department at or call 281-576-6147.
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