Why are you changing to rollouts and getting rid of the dumpsters?
The City of Brooks has decided to change to rollouts for a number of reasons. They are:
- People are abusing the 3 yard containers (dumpsters) and throwing improper items in them and around them.
- In the residential areas where there are currently rollouts, the back lanes have cleaned up significantly.
- A smaller container may help decrease the amount of waste being sent to the landfill.
- The garbage trucks required to collect rollouts cost at least $80,000 less than the current trucks which lowers the City's capital costs.
- The amount of time required for collection should decrease. This information was received from a number of municipalities using rollouts.
- The 3 yard containers (dumpsters) rust away and do not last as long as a rollout. The city spends $70,000 each year replacing the 3 yard containers.
- The lids on the 3 yard containers are easily broken and the City spends $17,000 each year replacing lids.
- Once the rollouts are purchased they have an expected 20-year life span which in turn decreases capital costs.

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1. Where will my rollout be picked up?
2. How will I know if my rollout will need to be placed in the front or back?
3. When will my pick-up day be?
4. How will compost be dealt with?
5. How will recycling be dealt with?
6. Are the rates going to change?
7. How do I know which is my bin?
8. At what time should my rollout be set out?
9. Will the City come back & pick up my rollout if I forgot to set it out?
10. Does garbage need to be bagged?
11. What if my rollout goes missing or is damaged?
12. Why are you changing to rollouts and getting rid of the dumpsters?