My neighbor typically generates a huge quantity of garbage, more than will fit in one City of Dallas supplied 96 gallon resin roll trash cart. He has acquired two carts.
I keep my trash cart in the garage, placing it in the alley only on collection days. When I'm out of town, or if I don't put out my cart because it isn't full, my neighbor places his second cart in front of my garage, making it appear that cart is mine. (The City will not empty two carts at one residence).
If the cart is placed too close to my garage then when the City trash truck side mounted hydraulic grappler arm lifts it to dump the contents into the top of the truck the cart is smashed very forcefully into my garage overhang causing damage. This has happened to me twice in just 3 months!
The problem could be avoided if (1) Dallas would confiscate my neighbor's second illegal cart, (2) instruct truck drivers to bypass carts that are too close to any structure with an overhang, or (3) move the cart a sufficient distance from the structure before lifting!
The City has paid me the cost of repair for the first incident and I will be making a claim for the second. The only good news is that the carpenter I hired hasn't yet done the work and the City might be able to save a few dollars because he can do both repairs at the same time.
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Here is a link to Dallas site that includes a photo of one of their side mount grappler trucks lifting a cart. http://www.dallascityhall.com/sanitation/residential_garbage_collection.html