Container in View

Keeping our neighborhoods clean and beautiful begins in our own front yards. That’s why the City of Fresno is asking people to take the time to put their trash and recycling carts away and out of view from the street.

Placing your carts behind your fence in the back or side yard is often the easiest thing to do. If you prefer to store containers in the front yard, a 4-foot high enclosure or shrubbery should meet the necessary screening requirements. It is also important to know that people who ignore the ordinance may receive citations, and possibly fines. These fines range from $50 on the third instance, to $200 on the fifth instance, and no more than $1,500 in a 12-month period.

Carts can be placed out for collection after 6:00 p.m. the preceding day but not after 5:30 a.m. on the day of collection. Carts shall be placed out of view no later than 8:00 p.m. on your collection day.

The Container in View ordinance was adopted over 15 years ago to encourage proper storage of carts and beautify our community. Carts left out on non-service days not only create an unsightly appearance in our neighborhoods, but they can be a safety hazard as well.

If you still have questions, please see examples below of how your neighbors have concealed their carts or give us a call, we will be happy to discuss solutions. We can be reached by calling the Solid Waste Management Division at 621-1452.

Examples of Acceptable Storage of Carts
Cannot be seen from the street.

Examples of Unacceptable Storage of Carts
Are visible from the street.

Before & After Pictures