The next time you take out the trash, you're going to have to be a little more thorough.

According to WILX, recycling and trash companies like Granger and Capital Area Recycling and Trash company are letting residents know that their trash may not be picked up if they leave loose trash outside.

That means any extra trash next to their garbage and recycling bins. The new policy is designed to make things as safe as possible for CART workers.

So overall, additional trash or recycling that is sometimes accepted if they put it outside of their cart, will possibly not be collected.

They're going to discourage people from putting out extra trash so that the drivers don't have to handle it.

Lansing's partner in the collection of clothing and household goods, Simple Recycling, has suspended the collection of their orange bags for the time being.

Other companies like Granger are following suit to protect their employees.

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