Why Didn’t The Garbage Man Take My Trash?

So, the garbage man didn’t collect your trash on garbage day. That is a bummer! Now you are left with two choices: You either load your trash up into your vehicle and take it to the landfill yourself, or you hold onto it until next week and risk exceeding your trash limit. But, why didn’t they didn’t take your trash in the first place?

One of the most common reasons your trash would not have been taken is that it had some prohibited or extra bulky items in it. However, if you are sure your garbage was not too bulky or did not have prohibited material in it, here are some other reasons why you may have been skipped.

Overloaded Containers

There are limits to what amount of waste can be placed in any given container. Sure, the garbage man is not going to come around and weigh/measure your cans each week, but they are pretty accurate at eyeballing the situation. If they deem your container to be overloaded, they will skip over it.

They Couldn’t Access Your Can

Sometimes your house may be skipped if the garbage truck is unable to access your garbage. Whether it is because of cars parked in the way, or the cans being too far from the curb. If this is the case, the garbage men will usually leave a tag on the cans noting the reason for no collection.

Your Trash Was Set Out Too Late

While you can usually count on the garbage truck coming around the same time each week, this can sometimes cause issues. If you toss your garbage out a little later, assuming that is when they will come, you may miss out altogether if the garbage man came slightly early this week.

If this has happened to you or to avoid this in the future contact us to pick up any garbage, furniture, junk, or trash.

This post was written by Chad Merk. Chad is the owner of Dad and Son Hauling. Dad and Son Hauling is a family-owned and operated company that offers junk removal in St. Petersburg, FL. They do everything from full house cleanouts to simple appliance removal. Dad and Son Hauling is your one-stop-shop for all your junk removal needs.