The City of St. John’s is reminding residents that the St. John’s Covering of Garbage Placed for Collection By-Law requires garbage put out for collection to be covered from April 1 to Nov. 30 each year.
A city notice states that metal or plastic watertight containers, a net or a blanket may be used to cover garbage. Garbage must be completely covered.
Other materials including tarpaulins are not acceptable covering materials and are not permitted to be used.
Residents are also reminded that garbage is not permitted to be put out for collection before 6 a.m. on the scheduled collection day and must be out by 8 a.m. when collection begins.