noun, often attributive
curb·​side | \ ˈkərb-ˌsīd How to pronounce curbside (audio) \

Definition of curbside

1 : the side of a pavement bordered by a curb
2 : sidewalk

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This material will never find its way back to curbside recycling programs. WSJ, "The Issue Is Near-Eternal Plastic Containers," 10 July 2019 The retailer plans to expand curbside pickup and grocery delivery services to 200 of its stores by year’s end, and is building more fulfillment centers to handle online orders. Madison Iszler,, "H-E-B to test driverless van for deliveries near Olmos Park," 10 July 2019 The bags, which can be taken to Publix, Target and other retailers to be recycled, are considered contaminants in the curbside program and often doom a recycling load of aluminum cans and paper to the landfill. Stephen Hudak,, "Orange County sanitation costs are rising, but your bill isn’t," 13 June 2019 The mayor began his re-election year by securing council approval to hire a private company to help with a backlog in curbside pickup. Jasper Scherer, Houston Chronicle, "Houston city council OKs $5.9M for new garbage trucks, solid waste vehicles," 12 June 2019 With no market for the wastepaper and plastic in their blue bins, some communities scaled back or suspended curbside recycling programs. Mary Esch, The Seattle Times, "China’s ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants," 19 May 2019 Solid Waste Services tested a curbside program last year for yard waste, Caldwell said. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Bring your own bucket: How to join Anchorage’s community composting program," 10 June 2018 The 16-member panel included Councilmen David Oh and Mark Squilla, who sponsored the moratorium, and its report reflects their view that the curbside EV parking program is not sustainable in the long term. Andrew Maykuth,, "Philly panel recommends scrapping contentious electric-vehicle parking program," 19 Jan. 2018 While that doesn't sound that bad, only county offered curbside recycling to every home. Dennis Pillion |,, "Florence shows one way to bring recycling to rural Alabama," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of curbside

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of curbside was in 1946

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