With the high winds being experienced, a number of trash bin lids are being blown open, allowing trash to blow around the community. The City of Longmont Sanitation Department provided the following suggestion, to help reduce the amount of trash blowing out of the carts:
One strategy to reduce the chance of the wind blowing the lids open is to place trash and recycle containers with the handle/ hinge side of the carts into the wind. Our new trucks are able to pick up and dump containers even if they are placed out with the handle towards the street.
To help reduce the amount of trash blowing through the community, place the cart so that the handle is facing into the wind, to avoid the lid blowing open. Homeowners are also reminded that trash bins are to be placed in the garage, except on the day of collection.