Definition of kerbside in English:

kerbside

(US curbside)

noun

  • The side of a road or pavement that is nearer to the kerb.

    ‘he pulled up the van at the kerbside’
    • ‘Lead paint is still used for painting the yellow lines along the kerbside.’
    • ‘Cans, plastic, glass and textiles will go in the boxes, which will be picked up by a van and manually sorted at the kerbside.’
    • ‘And on the corners where dealers gather, broken glass and trash are deliberately strewn about the curbsides and sidewalks to make it easier to drop drug stashes among the litter and retrieve them later.’
    • ‘Motorists will be banned from picking up passengers at the kerbside until the work is completed in the autumn.’
    • ‘The new footpaths and some work on removing overhead cables was helpful and the adjudicators took note of the work in progress on the kerbsides.’
    • ‘The kerbside on the south bound section of the carriageway between Linden Road and Union Street is littered with old bangers.’
    • ‘Andrew set the fundraising ball rolling a year ago, seeking to provide proper facilities for youngsters with nowhere to skateboard except public paths and kerbsides.’
    • ‘Therefore, it is common to see laid-back dogs lolling in the streets, the sidewalks and the curbsides.’
    • ‘I have also written to the council asking if anything can be done to protect my property, as the land between my wall and the kerbside belongs to the highways department.’
    • ‘If one can't even leave boxes on a curbside because it's an open invitation to thieves, then one might think twice about buying that new TV.’
    • ‘After several rebuffed efforts to recycle them curbside, I called the recyclers to ask what I had to do to get my boxes picked up.’
    • ‘Improvement plans for Woodhall Road include two pedestrian refuges at the village end, warning signs and changes to kerbsides.’
    • ‘This would allow the newspapers and glass collected from the kerbside to be sorted and packaged into a form the waste industry can easily handle.’
    • ‘You'll be asked to drop off luggage curbside at a terminal first, then proceed to the designated remote lot where you'll pay in advance.’
    • ‘When I left the girls they disappointingly still seemed to be getting on well, happily sitting on the kerbside by the gutter.’
    • ‘Due to a severe budget shortfall, she announced last Monday that the city is eliminating curbside recycling and leaf pickup.’
    • ‘The bins have been left for weeks on the kerbside, simply adding to Bradford's reputation as a slum city.’
    • ‘The city aims to double the amount of rubbish people take to recycling bins and increase the amount collected from the kerbside by nearly 10 times.’
    • ‘Perhaps they were dragged into the middle of the street from curbside.’
    • ‘We reach curbside around 8: 30, parade starting-time.’
    • ‘We have got, right now, almost 10,000 communities that have curbside recycling systems.’
    • ‘There are enough branches at curbside along Washington Street this morning to make the village look like a war zone.’
    • ‘Because at the moment, she is standing curbside on Red River Street, the four-lane road that forms the eastern border of the sprawling campus.’
    • ‘One correspondent said that the black boxes provided for recycling at the kerbside are too small.’
    • ‘Outside, there's a convenient curbside drive-up takeout.’
    • ‘We are able to take more items at the recycling centres, such as cardboard, and we are hoping to expand the amount of items we are able to collect from the kerbside in the future.’
    • ‘But with curbside recycling and collections alone, even the most dedicated communities will never achieve more than a 50 to 60 percent diversion rate.’
    • ‘To help narrow an ever-widening budget deficit, he has scaled back his city's curbside recycling program.’
    • ‘By 2015 as much as 80% of Scotland's waste could be collected from kerbsides for recycling, compared to less than 2% now.’
    • ‘We have to start having undercover security people, armed at the curbside of the terminal, inside the terminal, at the security checkpoint, at the gate, at the aircraft, at the perimeter of the airport.’
    • ‘Money will pay for a co-ordinator to run a scheme in 11 selected schools teaching road safety skills at the kerbside as well as in the classroom.’
    • ‘And as they're coming home, they are hauling debris out from their houses and hauling it to the curbside where we can pick it up.’
    • ‘The bins have to be put out for collection on alternate weeks, while other recyclable waste is also collected at the kerbside.’
    • ‘Paper, cans, bottles, green rubbish and plastic are all collected at the kerbside by an incredibly hi-tech lorry.’
    • ‘That means slicing what's needed from the lanes for moving traffic, from curbside parking, or from the sidewalk.’
    • ‘At least 51% of U.S. households separate trash for curbside recycling.’
    • ‘And then they did things like curbside checking, instead of what they should have been doing, which was formulating a national strategy to combat this.’
    • ‘The women squatting with their merchandise along the kerbsides become more numerous, the number of hawkers and loiterers crowding the pavements grows larger with every passing step.’
    • ‘All recycling will be collected from the kerbside, so there will be no excuse whatsoever for people who claim that recycling is too much effort.’
    • ‘When you come into this airport - this part of the terminal - there is no security check at the curbside - anybody can walk into this area.’

Pronunciation

kerbside

/ˈkəːbsʌɪd/