Keeping our neighborhoods clean and beautiful begins in our own front yards. 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 after they are serviced.
If you prefer to store containers in the front yard, a 4-foot high enclosure orshrubbery 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 outon non-service days not only create an unsightly appearance in our neighborhoods, and they can be a safety hazard as well. Carts can also be stolen if left out.
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 (559) 621-1452.
Examples of Acceptable Storage of Carts (pdf)
Cannot be seen from the street.
Examples of Unacceptable Storage of Carts (pdf)
Are visible from the street.