If you live in the city of Greensboro and you’re confused about yard waste pickup, trash collection and recycling practices – and, let’s face it, who’s not these days – well, the city is providing a way for residents to familiarize themselves with the very new world order of waste pickup, which recently caused the number of collection containers residents need to increase by a whopping 50 percent.

On Wednesday, May 15, the city’s Solid Waste and Recycling Department staff will host an ‘Ask Me Anything” informational session.

Unfortunately, you can’t really ask the city anything – like, “Hey, what really happened with the former city manager?” – because this event is specifically about yard waste and related trash pickup matters.

The City of Greensboro’s Solid Waste and Recycling Department is hosting the virtual live-streamed “chat” called “Ask Me Anything” at noon on Wednesday, May 15 to make sure that residents get the 411 on the new system.

The event will stream on the City of Greensboro’s YouTube channel and will be shared on the City’s Facebook page as well. You can send your questions ahead of time to GoGreen@greensboro-nc.gov, and you also have the option to sign into your YouTube account and ask questions during the live event.

City staff will answer frequently asked questions about the new yard waste rules adopted this year, such as how to properly use the new city-issued yard waste containers, and more.  That “more” category will presumably include questions about recyclables and trash.

One good question to ask is exactly why the city thinks recycling glass bottles is a bad idea while many other communities do it successfully.

Last month, homeowners who chose not to opt out of the program got a new container set out in front of their residences, which is to be used for yard waste collection. Yet a lot of questions remain and hopefully this will clear up some of those questions.

The new yard waste container is part of a much larger shift in yard waste rules this year. You can visit  www.greensboro-nc.gov/YardWaste2024 if you want more details.