Trash Reminders

MPHOA’s governing documents specify that trash receptacles and bags may not be kept in public view except during the period that begins at 6 PM on the evening preceding trash collection day and ends at the conclusion of trash collection day (Monday for trash only and Thursday for both trash and recycling).  This restriction applies to trash containers not just on the days of trash collection, but also prohibits public storage of trash and recycling containers on a day-to-day basis throughout the week.  Trash cans and recycling bins may not be stored on a daily basis on driveways in front of garage doors or in the small areas between your driveway and your front steps or front entrance.  Please help us maintain an attractive appearance at the front of all homes.

McLean Trash, our trash/recycling contractor, does not pick up on the following four national holidays:
•    New Years Day
•    4th of July
•    Thanksgiving
•    Christmas Day
If a regular pick up day falls on any of those holidays, the next pick up will be on the next regularly scheduled pick up day.  On all pick up days, please make sure your trash and recycling material is securely enclosed in a suitable container.  Heavy winds and birds/animals can make a mess of loosely piled trash and recyclables.  This becomes especially messy and difficult to pick up in the winter if there is ice and snow to add to the mixture.

To prevent the picture shown at the top of the last page (Photo Supplement) of this Newsletter:

•    Put your trash in a trash can
•    Cover your trash can
•    If you don’t do either of the above, pour a small amount of ammonia in your trash bag - it will help keep crows and animals away.