I got a sticker on my bag or toter and it wasn’t picked up- why?

As time allows, the contracted waste hauler or the Board of Health may inspect and sticker toters that are not compliant with City code.  If you have a sticker on your toter, it has a few words to explain it. REMEMBER: You are allowed 1 48 gallon toter of trash to be picked up each week. The toter cannot be overfilled- no trash or any part of a bag can extend beyond the top rim of your toter or it won’t be picked up. Trash must fit completely within your toter. The toters have an attached cover on hinges and you must close the cover to put it at curbside. If the cover will not close and there is trash above the rim of your toter, your trash may not be collected. Unlimited extra trash may be placed in yellow Gardner Pay As You Throw (PAYT) bags. Items refused for collection for violations of these rules must be brought back from the curb within 24 hours.

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1. Why am I getting a bill for trash - I never did before?
2. What’s this about a $200 per year charge for trash? Where’s the money going?
3. Why are the bags $3.50 - I can buy bags a lot cheaper than that? Where’s the money going?
4. Where do I get the yellow City of Gardner PAYT bags for my extra trash?
5. I got a sticker on my bag or toter and it wasn’t picked up- why?
6. When does curbside Yard Waste Pickup occur?
7. How much Yard Waste may I put out? How do I put it out?
8. Will Yard Waste mixed with trash be picked up?
9. Will Yard Waste in plastic bags, including City of Gardner yellow Pay As You Throw bags, be picked up?
10. How do I dispose of an Appliance, TVs, Tires, Car Batteries, Computers, Fluorescent Lights, Paint, Metal items or Lawnmowers?
11. Yard waste dates?