The cart is city property, and we expect residents to take reasonable care. It must not be painted, mutilated, altered or modified in any way. If the collection truck damages or destroys your cart, it will be replaced at no cost to you. If the responsibility for the damage or loss of a cart cannot be determined, the city will replace it at public expense. If the damage is caused by negligence of the resident, the container will be replaced at a $50.00 charge. Lost or stolen carts will be replaced once at no charge. Any subsequent losses will be the responsibility of the resident. Lost or stolen carts should be reported to the Police and Solid Waste departments.