The Citywide household trash pick-up program will begin Monday, March 28, 2016. Household rubbish, old appliances (compressors must be removed from refrigerators and air conditioners), and minor remodeling materials will be picked up. City collection efforts will follow the accompanying schedule as closely as possible. The proposed schedule is a general guide and can vary considerably from the actual schedule due to weather conditions and/or the amount of participation by residents.

Residents have always been very cooperative and we ask for their continued cooperation this year by following a few guidelines:

  • Residents should place all materials near, but not beyond the curb. Keep all materials off sidewalks, parking areas and out of gutters.
  • There is a limit of one truckload of material per residence. A truckload is defined as one pickup truck or approximately 3' high x 4' wide x 8' long, approximately 100 cubic feet maximum
  • Crews will not pick up hazardous items, paint, tires, or piles of rubbish that are mixed with brush or limbs
  • All materials must be in place no later than 7:30 a.m. on the scheduled pick-up day to ensure pick-up. Any materials put out after 7:30 a.m. on the scheduled pick-up day may not be picked up.
  • Brush collection is scheduled to begin on April 25, 2016. A new schedule will be provided in advance of the start date. Brush and bagged leaves/yard clippings will be picked up during the next collection. It should be noted that bagged yard waste will be collected with the regularly scheduled refuse collection throughout the year.
The household trash pick-up schedule can also be found on the City’s website www.oakridgetn.gov.

Click here to view the 2016 Citywide Household Trash Pick-up Schedule

For more information, contact: Waste Connections of Tennessee at 482-3656.

News media contact: Nick Sisco (865) 425-3546 or nsisco@oakridgetn.gov.