Early winter is normally a tough time of year for those who work at the Craig Sanitation Department.
As the leaves fall, trash cans fill, and city crews are tasked with disposing of the nearly 20 tons of trash local residents produce daily, whether there be snow, sleet, rain or shine.
Sanitation officials ask that residents remember to fill trash cans to the top before placing other bags or boxes around the outside of the can. Cans may be picked up by an automated side-loader, but the extra trash surrounding it must be collected by hand.
Also, residents should leave a 2- to 3-foot empty parameter around trash cans so the machine can easily pick it up without the driver having to clear the area.