If your garbage gets picked up on Yom Tov are you allowed to bring back into your property your garbage pails on Yom Tov?
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A garbage pail that contained garbage at the onset of Y"T is muktza because it is "basis" to a muktze.
If emptied on Y"T by city sanitation, you are not permitted to return it to its place. This is because it was muktza at nightfall (bein hashmoshos), and that renders it muktza for the remainder of the day (known as "migu dIskatzoi").
However, on the second day of Y"T, it is permitted. The rule is that which is muktza due to its state during the previous nightfall does not renew during a subsequent nightfall.
As always, consult your rabbi. It is possible that your rabbi would consider a (dirty) garbage pail intrinsically muktza.
AFAIK, at least in general, something considered muktze at the start of yom tov is muktze for the entirety of yom tov ; something like garbage for which there is no use (or which is maus or which is specifically set aside for non-use) is AFAIK generally muktze ; and a basis (base, or container, or support) for only muktze things is generally AFAIK muktze . Putting those three things together would seem to imply that a garbage can cannot be brought back in on yom tov. But, as always, CYLOR!
in the kitzur it says that on yom tov because cooking is permissible, people will tend to be lenient in other things as well. so to counteract this tendency we are more stringent about muktzeh