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Hello, Thunder. Glad to hear you.

Behold the sound of a Thundercan. We hear it roll through our neighborhoods each week when our neighbors walk their empty garbage and recycling bins in from the street. Did you know garbage and recycling bins can remain on the curb for no more than 24 hours? It is a City Rule, but it is also who we are. We are residents of Eugene who contribute to more livable, less cluttered streets, and enjoy making a little thunder along the way.

Listen to the Thundercan ringtone. Use it on your mobile phone to set a weekly reminder to bring in your cans!

Spread the word. Encourage your neighbors. Roll Thunder.

Residential Container Placement

Proper can placement adds to the aesthetics of neighborhoods, allows street sweepers and collection vehicles to do their jobs properly, and provides safety to pedestrians and bicycle riders. Cans may be placed at the curbside no earlier than 7 p.m. on the day before pick-up and the empty can(s) must be removed from curbside no later than midnight on the day of collection. Information about container placement is listed below in order of preference.

Option 1

If you have a grass parking strip between the street and the sidewalk, place your carts and glass container there, as long as the strip is level so the cart is stable. If there is no planting strip, you may place the container on a sidewalk, so long as at least a three foot width of the paved area of the sidewalk remains unobstructed by the collection container.

Option 2

If Option 1 is not possible,put your cart in the street with the wheels against the curb, and place your box for glass flush against the curb. Please keep in mind that this option limits the ability for street sweepers to clean properly, and cuts down on street parking as well.

Option 3

If placing a cart in the street would block a bike path or cause other obstructions, roll your cart and box to your driveway apron. If you don't have a parking strip or sidewalk, or there is no curb, place your cart and box immediately adjacent to the street.

If one of these options is not possible, please work with your hauler to agree on a mutually acceptable place. In all cases, please be sure your containers are stable. Please allow for sufficient vertical clearance so that the collection equipment has room to lift and dump the containers without impacting overhead vegetation or wires.

To Report Cans in Street

Please feel free to use this on-line form to report cans left in the street.

Contact Us

  1. Waste Prevention & Green Building

    Garian Cika

    Waste Prevention Analyst

    Atrium Building

    99 W. 10th Ave.

    Eugene, OR 97401

    Ph: 541-682-6835

    Fx: 541-682-5593