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City of Chinook has Implemented a new Garbage Pick Up Schedule


July 22, 2020

The City of Chinook recently adjusted their garbage pickup schedule and owners of property should note the new pickup times.

Garbage collection will now take place once a week for residential property. On Tuesdays, collection will take place west of Indiana Street and on Thursdays residences east of Indiana Street will have their garbage picked up. Residences are allowed three (3) 30-gallon cans.

Collection will take place in the Business District 5 days a week, Monday through Friday. Any questions please call Milk River Disposal at 265-8379 or City Hall at 357-3160.

Chinook Mayor Keith Hanson encourages and ask residents to do their part to benefit the City of Chinook, "We want to ensure people police their own areas and make sure the area is kept clean. If you have garbage on the ground pick it up. We all want to live in a clean town and we need the publics help to make it beautiful."

The City Ordinance states:

8.12.040 Containers and racks for Garbage

The owner or occupant of each household, lot or place of business having garbage or refuse shall be required by this chapter to provide proper cans, containers or dumpsters for such garbage or refuse as follows:

A. Cans or containers shall be fitted with covers and be provided with two handles at the sides. Such cans and containers shall not be greater than 35-gallon capacity.

B. No can or container shall weigh more than 50 pounds when filled with garbage.

C. All containers shall be placed on a rack or foundation of not less than eighteen inches nor more than thirty inches above the ground.

D. Multiple dwellings, business places or residences having large quantities of garbage may use dumpsters for their garbage if such dumpsters are first approved by the city and garbage contractor.

E. Manure, rocks, sod, gravel, plaster, trees, concrete, appliances, petroleum products including oil, waste oil, gasoline and diesel fuel, and waste building material or other like debris are not classified as garbage and shall not be placed in garbage cans, containers or dumpsters. Tree branches and shrubbery cuttings which are securely tied in bundles not exceeding four feet in length may be placed in garbage cans, containers or dumpsters. Grass clippings may be placed in cans, containers or plastic bags securely fastened.

F. All containers or dumpsters shall be placed in the city alley near or adjacent to the particular real estate which generates the garbage. Those occupants or property owners living in city blocks or portions of blocks which have no alleys shall deliver their garbage cans, containers or dumpsters to the area on the inner side of the street curb immediately adjacent to their property on those days for which garbage pickup is regularly scheduled in their area of town. Those occupants or property owners whose property fronts Meadowlark Lane, only, shall place their containers at the sidewalk curb line in front of their residence before 6:00 p.m. of the day proceeding the scheduled day of collection. The empty containers shall be removed from the sidewalk by 6:00 p.m. of the day of collection.

G. It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of property on which is situated business buildings, residences or lots which generate garbage to provide sufficient garbage containers to hold all garbage accumulated between the period of garbage collection. It shall further be the duty of such owners to keep the area surrounding the garbage containers and racks clean and free from garbage and refuse material.


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