Your residential and commercial garbage collection fee includes the collection of wastes resulting from the normal and routine maintenance of your yard as well as bulk rubbish/junk you accumulate from time to time. For brush, we try to pass by your house at least once a month; however, there may be times when it takes a little longer.. Please be patient! We ask that you place your waste at the edge of a street or public right-of-way easily accessible with our collection equipment (we use a large truck with a claw hook). However, please take a moment to look around the location in which you place your waste and ask yourself the following questions:
Is it blocking a sidewalk or roadway? One of our major concerns is the safety of our citizens and employees. If a sidewalk is blocked, that means someone must walk out into the street, thus increasing the chance of being injured by a vehicle. Please do not place your waste on the sidewalk.
Are there electric lines overhead preventing the brush truck from being able to get to your waste? We also ask that you not place it on top of water meters or gas valves; against utility poles, guy wires, fences, or in a place that may interfere with overhead power lines, tree branches, or parked cars.
Is the brush cut in easily manageable lengths of no more than 8’ and stacked neatly?
Keep in mind that anything placed at the curb (other than the 95-gallon City container) may be recognized as junk, ready for collection. Please do not place anything at the curb that you do not want collected and hauled off.
Remodeling or Doing Major Spring Cleaning?
Why not rent a container to throw construction materials or debris in? The City now has fourteen foot roll-off containers that residential customers can rent.
How it works:
Locate an area on the property to put the container. Keep in mind the truck dropping off and picking up the container needs room to maneuver. Call the Public Works Department (865-429-4567) to arrange for the container to be delivered. Arrange for billing (usually through your water account). Once the container is full and you’re ready for it to be emptied, call the Public Works Department to schedule a pickup. Always make sure there is nothing blocking the container when the truck comes to pick it up.
The cost to rent a roll-off container is the current landfill tipping fee (plus $1.25 per ton state tax) and a $20.00 haul fee (approximately $125.00 per load).