"Just put it on the side of the house and maybe just put some bushes or something you can hide it," Rivera said.
City leaders hope the new system will give the city a standardized clean look and reduce the chance of dogs and rodents getting into the trash.
The automated trash pickup service starts Sept. 30. Collections will be once a week and recyclables will be picked up once every two weeks.
For more information on the program, call 904-630-CITY (2489) or visit COJ.net/departments/public-works/solid-waste