The original news story is here. Look at the pictures.
You probably found the story here, which has been slightly rewritten.
It contains the sentence:
"THE GIFT OF A CHILD'S LOVE: Each week, 2-year-old Lance puts on his reflective vest and wheels his mini-garbage can to the curb to wait for his friend James, the garbage man."
"Garbage can" goes together as a unit. "To the curb" goes together as a unit. "Can to the curb" does not go together as a unit.
It is talking about a "mini-garbage can." That is to say, a little, child-sized garbage can. The garbage can is on wheels. It rolls. We can use "wheel" as a verb. We can say "he pushes the garbage can" or we can say "he wheels the garbage can." The curb is the raised edge of the sidewalk. Where does he wheel his garbage can? He wheels his garbage can to the curb.