Why was my recycle cart missed?

1.  Contamination or unacceptable material may have been in the recycling cart.  If contamination is present, the driver will leave an orange violation tag with a phone number to call if you have questions.   Please consult ecomaine's website for more information about recyclable materials.  http://www.ecomaine.org/recyclopedia/

2. Another reason recycling may have been missed is because the recycle cart was set out after the truck already serviced your area.  City of Portland Code of Ordinances requires your trash be set out no earlier than 3:00pm the day prior to collection, but should be curbside by 6:30am on the day of collection. 

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1. Why was my trash missed?
2. Why was my recycle cart missed?
3. How do I get a recycle cart?
4. When is my trash being picked up?
5. I'm going to miss my trash day; is there an alternative drop-off spot?
6. How many bulky items do I have left on my ecard?
7. How do I take something out to the Riverside Recycling Facility?
8. Does the City collect trash or recycling from commercial entities?
9. How do I dispose of used Kitty or Cat Litter?
10. How do I learn more about composting?
11. Where can I see the Single Sort Recycling Public Service Announcement written and performed by Portland High School's Ecology Club?