The trash/recycling and yard waste pick-up schedules did not change this week with the Monday holiday. Trash & Recycling will go out tonight for a tomorrow pick-up and yard waste will go out tomorrow night for a Friday pick-up.
Our pick-up days will remain the same this week but I wanted to let residents know that boxes and bags outside your cans (trash & recycling) will also be picked up. The rule stating all items needing to be inside the cans for pick-up are put on hold for the service day after Christmas.
A large black bear was seen in our community this morning. One sighting was at 3:30 AM on Mayflower Loop and then at 6:30 AM on Bay Vista.
As you can see from this security cam picture, the bear has a bag of garbage in its mouth. It is critical that trash not be left out. Keep it in your trash can and keep the lid closed. We had an issue with bears in our community last year attracted to the area because trash cans were put out too early by many residents [pick-up was pushed back that week because of a Monday holiday].
Irene is investigating buying bear-proof trash cans. They were looked into previously when bears were reported but we could not find any due to high demand for them.
For now, please be cautious if you are walking your pets or taking a jog. Do not approach a bear nor attempt to feed them anything. Keep your trash cans inside your garage, if possible. Bears are easily scared off by noise. Please see the video below on what to do if you encounter one in the community.
The trash service had issues today with the pick-up. Cans were knocked over by the lifting mechanism because of both cans being too close together. The workers picked up the larger stuff but smaller pieces have been left on the ground.
Please remember to leave a 4-foot distance between the cans to allow enough room for the arm to grab the individual cans.
You may need to place them on opposite ends of your driveway if you need to allow vehicles to come in or go out while they are waiting to be picked-up. Please make sure your bins are closed and the wheels are facing toward your home.
UPDATE: If you need bulk items picked-up please call 1-884-835-3661 to schedule.
Our garbage & recycling service and pick-up will be changing procedures in October. Please read the attachments at the bottom for full details.
The HOA Board will need to make a decision to switch to the new schedule of either a 1-day a week pick-up for all items (garbage/recycling/yard waste) or keep a twice-a-week pick-up for garbage which will lead to an additional fee. Before then we ask residents to attend the open house meeting on Wednesday, Feb 19th, 4-7 PM, at the Cagan Crossing Community Library.
Please stay tuned for further information on when this will be discussed at a future HOA meeting.