In just a few months, AW Waste will roll out the first phase of its automated garbage collection plan.
Automated garbage involves a special truck that uses a robotic arm to dump garbage from standardized bins placed on the curb.
The country plans to launch the service in several areas of the city starting Monday, June 11. The initial neighborhoods were chosen based on problem areas where birds often tear open bags and create a mess on the street and sidewalk.
Garbage carts provided
Those households will have a free garbage cart delivered in May. The city says carts will be tagged and belong to the property, not the property owner; if a resident moves they will leave their cart behind. Once received, residents are encouraged to make note of the serial number on their cart for future reference.