Newport Beach residents are being asked to choose new trash bins as the city rolls out what staff has playfully dubbed The 2014 Trash Cart Tour.
Sample trash carts will be on view at set times and locations the next two weekends, with city staff on hand to answer questions, according to a news release. The City Council in November voted to outsource the trash pickup to Stanton-based CR&R; Waste Services, promising to keep the same level of service.
Residents can order as many carts as they want, free of charge. The carts will be available in three sizes: 35, 64 or 96 gallons. Separate carts can be chosen for trash and recycling, or everything can be contained in the same cart to be sorted at a facility later.
Residents unable to visit a sample-cart location can request that a staff member go to them with the samples by calling (949) 644-3030 or emailing email@example.com.
Orders must be placed by Jan. 20 or residents will be given a default set. Orders can be made by calling (866) 949-9694 or going to http://www.crrwasteservices.com/cartorder. For those who prefer to order by mail, returnable forms will also be sent out this week, according to the release.
The transition to CR&R; begins March 31 and will occur on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis.
— Emily Foxhall
IF YOU GO
1 to 4 p.m. Saturday
West Newport Park, 5800 Seashore Drive
Former City Hall, 3300 Newport Blvd.
Balboa Peninsula Fire Station 1, 110 E. Balboa Blvd.
Cliff Drive Park Clubhouse, 301 Riverside Ave.
Mariners Park, 1300 Irvine Ave.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 11
Corona del Mar Farmer's Market at East Coast Highway and Marguerite Avenue
1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 11
Balboa Island Fire Station 4, 124 Marine Ave.
Corona del Mar Community Youth Center, 3000 Fifth Ave.
Buffalo Hills Park, 1901 Port Provence Place
East Bluff Park, 2555 Vista del Oro
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 12
Newport Beach Farmer's Market in Lido Marina Village, near Newport Boulevard and Via Lido