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Shovel out fire hydrants, mailboxes and garbage bins

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Bloomington Briefing Published March 1, 2023
Updated on March 1, 2023

Help protect your neighborhood from house fires. Accessible hydrants reduce the time it takes firefighters to extinguish a fire. Keep your mailbox clear of snow. Mailboxes should not extend past the curb and should have sturdy four-by-four timber posts. The bottoms of mailboxes should be no less than 45 inches off the ground and located on the left side of your driveway.

If it snows on or near garbage collection day, keep garbage and recycling bins behind the curb and away from the end of the driveway. Place containers off sidewalks to leave room for plows.