The lids on most Collection Connection waste carts say “DO NOT put hot ashes in carts,” but some folks don’t take it seriously. You can tell who they are by the big holes in their carts resulting from trash fires burning inside. Caring for their Township-owned carts is each homeowner’s responsibility; replacing them comes with a $50 price tag. But it can get even worse; burning trash can ignite garbage trucks, which go for $200,000 apiece. So before you get rid of old fireplace ashes or charcoal from you grill, make sure they’re cold to the touch before bagging and disposing of them in your regular Gray-Top garbage cart.