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Trash-cart neglect may draw tickets
City changes garbage collection policies
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One of Hinesville’s 2014 resolutions is to make the city look cleaner, and it is threatening to ticket residents who leave trash containers out along streets too long.
The city council in August adopted an ordinance establishing requirements for time and placement of trash receptacles and roll-out containers for curbside collection. Officials said the ordinance is to provide efficient garbage and solid-waste collection and disposal to customers and residents.
“Maintaining a clean and beautiful city is a priority in the city of Hinesville, and we work hard to encourage high standards for beautification,” Mayor James Thomas said. “We hope this ordinance will aid in maintaining clean and beautiful neighborhoods for our residents.”
The main points are:
• Place roll-out containers curbside after 5 p.m. on the day before scheduled collection
• Bring the roll-out containers back adjacent to the house and away from the curb before
6:30 a.m. the day after scheduled collection
For example: If trash is scheduled to be picked up on a Friday, then roll the container to the curb after 5 p.m. Thursday and get back by the house by 6:30 a.m. Saturday.
“Following these guidelines help our workers with efficient garbage and solid waste collection.” Public Works Director Gregg Higgins said. “It really is a win-win situation if everyone complies.”
Those who do not comply with the ordinance will receive a written warning for the first offense and a public-nuisance citation for any subsequent offenses.
For more information, call 876-3564 or go to

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