City releases guidelines for trash pick-up beginning in August
The new solid waste contract between the City of Jackson and the Waste Management Industry begins August 1st. With the city’s transition from back door pickup to roadside solid waste pickup, 90-96 gallon trolleys will be made available to residents to collect waste.
Residents with a disability can apply for assistance at trash.jacksontn.gov, according to a statement from Mayor Scott Conger’s office.
Trolleys will be delivered in phases starting in July, when supply chains allow production to move forward on schedule.
The changes for citizens are a rolling cart provided for the disposal of household waste in each residential unit, and carts must be parked in front of the house and on the curb.
Collection from the garage, carport, front area of the residence, etc. is only possible for residents who apply for and qualify for a disability status set by the city.
Items of garbage collection that stay the same include:
- Roadside pick-ups continue twice a week on the same days of the week as before.
- Cars should be parked on the curb before 7 a.m. on scheduled service days.
- The collection of bulk waste continues to be operated in a rotation via specified routes.
- The recycling bins in Westwood, South Jackson Lowes and North Park will remain operational.
- Residents should bring carts back to the house from the curb on the day of service to keep Jackson clean, control trash, and prevent cart damage.
- All household garbage must be placed in a bag and secured to prevent trash from containing loose garbage.
- Residents are expected to keep the cart and contents under 175 pounds.
In order to ensure optimal cleanliness of the cans, the city recommends that residents do not overfill their carts. The lid must be completely closed to control pests and other nuisances and must not contain hazardous waste products.
Hand pile guidelines
A hand pile is a household pile of garden waste or other household garbage that does not exceed 3 feet high, 5 feet long, and 3 feet wide, or a maximum of 10 garbage bags weighing less than 50 pounds.
These items will be picked up on scheduled garbage collection days.
These items can be placed in your shopping cart for collection with the lid closed, or placed on the floor as close to the cart as possible, with three feet of space on each side of the cart.
Loose items like grass waste, paper products, clothing, etc. should be packed to keep the city clean and avoid loose dirt.
Anything outside of these parameters is considered bulk waste and serviced on a separate route.
Bulky Waste Basics
Bulk materials are classified as furniture, loose brushes, and other waste other than hazardous waste.
According to the city ordinance, tree cutters, landlords and other building contractors are obliged to pick up their own garbage and bulk material and dispose of them in accordance with the city ordinances.
Bulky materials should be placed as close as possible to the curb or roadside without blocking the sidewalks or protruding into the lanes.
Pay attention to the surroundings. Do not place bulk materials near a mailbox or power pole. Do not place piles of bulk material under utility lines or near vehicles.
Don’t put paint or other chemicals in your trash heap.
Residents who pay for services that require the disposal of bulk materials are responsible for the removal of the debris by the contractor
For a list of frequently asked questions, see trash.jacksontn.gov. Health and Hygiene will be answering questions live on Facebook on the City of Jackson, TN government page in June and July. A personal forum to answer questions is also planned for June in the town hall.
For more information, contact the Jackson City Department of Health and Hygiene at h & [email protected] or 731.425.8545.