Definition of curbside in US English:



  • usually as modifier The side of a road or sidewalk that is nearer to the curb.

    ‘curbside collection of trash’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘One correspondent said that the black boxes provided for recycling at the kerbside are too small.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We reach curbside around 8: 30, parade starting-time.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At least 51% of U.S. households separate trash for curbside recycling.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Improvement plans for Woodhall Road include two pedestrian refuges at the village end, warning signs and changes to kerbsides.’
    • ‘Perhaps they were dragged into the middle of the street from curbside.’
    • ‘Outside, there's a convenient curbside drive-up takeout.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We have got, right now, almost 10,000 communities that have curbside recycling systems.’
    • ‘By 2015 as much as 80% of Scotland's waste could be collected from kerbsides for recycling, compared to less than 2% now.’
    • ‘The bins have been left for weeks on the kerbside, simply adding to Bradford's reputation as a slum city.’
    • ‘But with curbside recycling and collections alone, even the most dedicated communities will never achieve more than a 50 to 60 percent diversion rate.’
    • ‘There are enough branches at curbside along Washington Street this morning to make the village look like a war zone.’
    • ‘Cans, plastic, glass and textiles will go in the boxes, which will be picked up by a van and manually sorted at the kerbside.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The kerbside on the south bound section of the carriageway between Linden Road and Union Street is littered with old bangers.’
    • ‘Lead paint is still used for painting the yellow lines along the kerbside.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That means slicing what's needed from the lanes for moving traffic, from curbside parking, or from the sidewalk.’
    • ‘Paper, cans, bottles, green rubbish and plastic are all collected at the kerbside by an incredibly hi-tech lorry.’
    • ‘When I left the girls they disappointingly still seemed to be getting on well, happily sitting on the kerbside by the gutter.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘To help narrow an ever-widening budget deficit, he has scaled back his city's curbside recycling program.’
    • ‘The bins have to be put out for collection on alternate weeks, while other recyclable waste is also collected at the kerbside.’
    • ‘Motorists will be banned from picking up passengers at the kerbside until the work is completed in the autumn.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Therefore, it is common to see laid-back dogs lolling in the streets, the sidewalks and the curbsides.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Due to a severe budget shortfall, she announced last Monday that the city is eliminating curbside recycling and leaf pickup.’