The Fastest Way to Report Garbage Not Picked Up

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Sanitation Guide: Report Garbage Not Picked Up

There are many reasons that garbage does not get picked up promptly. Maybe there was a car parked in front of the trash cans, or the garbage collectors didn't have easy access to a property. There could have been a case of illegal dumping that your trash collection provider was not obligated to pick up. Regardless of the reason, homeowners expect regular service and have the right to from their property.

Sometimes it is difficult to get in contact with the trash pickup service provider to report left-behind garbage. It can be frustrating to try to navigate complicated websites as the unsanitary conditions continue to pile up. Waiting on hold for customer assistance is time-consuming and often ineffective.

DoNotPay can eliminate stress by helping you quickly report left-behind trash with just a few clicks of a button.

How To Report Garbage Not Picked Up to the Authorities On Your Own

Every city has different trash pickup guidelines, depending on local regulations and the type of service provider responsible for garbage pickup and collection.

1. Municipal Collection Services

The Public Works Department is responsible for providing and maintaining traffic signals, street lights, and roadways. In most cities, they are also responsible for providing garbage collection services for residents.

Many counties request that you report garbage not picked up by calling the Public Works Department directly. The problem is that they are only open during regular business hours, making it difficult to contact them when you get home from work and notice the garbage still sitting at the curb.

2. Private Collection Companies

Privatized companies that offer garbage collection services typically have an online form available for garbage truck complaints. Unfortunately, it can be frustrating to navigate the website to get to the correct section.

Trying to contact the company directly can lead to long on-hold times or automated voice systems that leave you in a loop of frustration, with no results.

Why Should You Report Missing Garbage Collection?

It is essential to report garbage not picked up, which helps make the trash collector aware of a disruption to service. Not notifying the provider can lead to several significant problems:

  • Insects, bacteria, and vermin thrive in overflowing trash receptacles. Flies attracted to the garbage can multiply, creating not only a nuisance but a possible health hazard.
  • Stray dogs and rats will find trash that has been sitting for an extended period and leave a mess behind as they rummage through the remnants.
  • The smell of rotting trash can be overbearing, annoying not only you but your surrounding neighbors as well. Not only is the stink offensive, but it can lead to respiratory illness if left uncollected.

Leaving trash to pile up can negatively impact an otherwise healthy environment. DoNotPay can help you quickly report garbage not picked up to avoid these and many other problems.

How Can DoNotPay Help With Reporting Garbage Not Picked Up?

DoNotPay is the perfect solution for reporting garbage not picked up in a timely fashion. If you want to file a city repair report but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 6 easy steps.

  1. Go to the City Repairs product on DoNotPay.

  2. Choose one of the following options:
    1. Report a maintenance issue to the city
    2. Send Demand Letters To the city for compensation

  3. If you want to report an issue, choose which problem you would like to report (pothole, broken lights, etc.) and tell us more about when you first noticed the issue.

  4. If you want to request compensation, tell us whether you 1) suffered a personal injury, or 2) suffered from property damage. Then tell us more about the incident date, where it took place, and any expenses you have already paid. Include the names of witnesses if applicable.

  5. Upload supporting documents and other evidence files.

  6. Enter the amount you want to be compensated in damages and verify your e-signature.

Why Use DoNotPay to Report Trash Not Picked Up?

Don't wait for the offensive smells and a soaring rodent population before you . With DoNotPay, you can report unwanted garbage with an automated, innovative approach that's fast, easy, and successful.

It’s Fast.You don't have to waste time figuring out who to call and can use the automated system any time of day or night.
It’s Easy. You don't have to navigate complicated websites, instead of using a simple and easy-to-use app right from your laptop.
It’s Successful.You will feel confident that your problem has been addressed and will be solved as quickly as possible.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay can help you report garbage not picked up quickly and easily by following a few simple prompts. It can also help you address other civic and community problems, including parking violations, reporting graffiti, filing a traffic light complaint, reporting rats to the health department, and notifying authorities of handicap parking violations.

In addition to reporting problems regarding city repairs, DoNotPay can also help you with many of life's other complex challenges:

DoNotPay can efficiently resolve the problems you are experiencing and help you find a speedy resolution. The automated system is easy to use and available any time of day or night. Whether you need to review a document or report garbage not picked up, DoNotPay has you covered every step of the way.

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