I have spoken with the General Manager of Coastside Scavenger regarding this issue. They have discontinued the practice of charging for overweight cans. Now, when a can is overweight, they leave a tag on the can asking the ratepayer to contact their office. They will ask the ratepayer to separate the weight into two cans so that it can be picked up. In consideration of the health and safety of the waste hauler staff member, a can is considered overweight when two of their wastehauler staff members cannot lift the can. Weight limit for a 30 gallon can is 75 lbs. Weight limit for a 20 gallon can is 45 lbs. The General Manager of Coastside Scavenger has offered to put an ad in the newspaper and also in their newsletter that describes this new policy.
Maureen M. Lennon, CCMT
Finance Director/City Treasurer
City of Pacifica