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Let’s not forget the trash cans!

trashAfter my last post regarding weeds, I received two HOA violation letters regarding tenants who had not moved the trash cans out of the view from the street. Most HOA’s have rules about the storage of your trash cans, and usually that means in the backyard or in the garage. In addition, HOA’s have rules about how soon you can place garage cans on the street and how long you can leave them out after the trash has been picked up.

The city of Tucson has the following suggestions for making sure your trash collection goes off without a hitch…

  • Collection times vary. To ensure service, set out your containers by 6 a.m. on collection day.
  • Set containers at the curb with the lids opening toward the street. Please leave at least three feet between containers.
  • Place the containers three feet away from parked cars, mailboxes and other obstacles. Allow 15 feet clearance from tree branches, utility wires, etc. above the container.
  • Do not leave your containers at the curb on non-service days. Containers must be pulled back onto private property on non-service days.

Check with your trash provider to see if they have different rules.

Weed time!!!

With the Monsoon rains coming soon, weeds won’t be far behind. If you live or have rental property in a Homeowners Association you need to stay on top of the weeds or you can expect a violation letter from the HOA Management. It seems like HOA’s are cracking down on these types of violations. Make sure you tenants are aware of the issue and hopefully you can stay ahead of the problem.