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Published 19th July 2018, 9:20am

Following on from its renewed commitment to provide a garbage collection service that delivers value for money, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is asking public cooperation to ensure that collectors can promptly access and remove garbage without mishap.
Residential customers are asked to ensure that all garbage is placed in large garbage bags rather than individual shopping bags.
Outdoor garbage containers should be made from sturdy materials in order to withstand weathering, and wear and tear. They should also have a tightly fitted cover and handles.
The containers must be accessible to collection crews at all times. If bins are inaccessible, then garbage will be collected on the next scheduled collection day; provided it is accessible to the collection crew. Containers must be securely stored inside of a proper enclosure when not being collected. They should never be placed outside of an enclosure in any area which will impede the flow of traffic.
To report any issues with their collection service individuals should call the DEH at 949-6696 or 949-8793. They can also send an email to, visit the DEH’s website at, or message its Facebook page at