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Posted on: June 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Public Works wants you to watch where you put your trash container

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June 11, 2020 - To avoid damage to power lines and personal property, Hampton’s Public Works Department reminds residents to be careful when they put trash, recycling or bulk waste outside for collection. Some residents are placing their trash containers near vehicles, under power lines and in other places where safety is an issue. The city’s municipal code says "refuse and recycling containers shall be placed no more than three (3) feet from the street for collection. They shall be placed no closer than ten (10) feet from parked vehicles and three (3) feet from all other objects with the arrows on the lid facing the street."

While property damage is a concern, Public Works says overhead lines pose a special problem. When faced with collecting bulk trash near power lines, Public Works’ drivers run the risk of having their truck make contact with the lines, which could result in an arc flash and/or electrocution.

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