TRASH COLLECTION INFORMATION
The City of Clinton provides weekly curbside trash collection for our residential and commercial customers. Collections are made through our contractor, Waste Connections of Oak Ridge (865-482-3656). The maximum quantity of trash collected per residence/business per week is the equivalent of four (4) thirty-two (32) gallon trash containers, with each weighing a maximum of seventy-five (75) pounds.
Customers generating a quantity of trash in excess of the allowed maximum may make arrangements directly with the contractor to either rent a container or pay for additional collections.
Customers are reminded that trash containers may not be stored at the street and must be removed after being emptied. Also, liquids may not be placed in trash containers, and discarded hypodermic needles must be placed in a plastic container (milk jug or soft drink bottle) with a sealed lid.
To view the scheduled day for trash collections on your street, CLICK HERE. On Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, collections will be made one day late, with collections returning to the normal schedule after Saturday is used as a make-up day.
Customers with questions or comments should call Waste Connections at 865-482-3656. If there is no answer, you may call City Hall at 865-457-0424.
City of Clinton residents may dispose of household trash at one of the drop-off convenience centers operated by the Anderson County government, free of charge. They are operated by Waste Connections (the same contractor performing trash collections for the City of Clinton), with the nearest ones located at 1510 Clinton Hwy (next to Wolf Valley Rd) and 901 Sinking Springs Rd (across from the Anderson County High School). For hours of operations and guidelines, call the Anderson County Solid Waste office at 865-457-6244.
City Ordinances governing trash/refuse collection are shown below:
17-101. Refuse defined. Refuse shall mean and include garbage, rubbish, leaves, brush, and refuse as those terms are generally defined except that dead animals and fowls, body wastes, hot ashes, rocks, concrete, bricks, and similar materials are expressly excluded therefrom and shall not be stored therewith.
17-102. Premises to be kept clean. All persons within the city are required to keep their premises in a clean and sanitary condition, free from accumulations of refuse except when stored as provided in this chapter.
17-103. Storage. Each owner, occupant, or other responsible person using or occupying any building or other premises within this city where refuse accumulates or is likely to accumulate, shall provide and keep covered an adequate number of refuse containers. The refuse containers shall be strong, durable, and rodent and insect proof. They shall each have a capacity of not less than twenty (20) nor more than thirty-two (32) gallons, except that thismaximum capacity shall not apply to larger containers which the city handles mechanically. Furthermore, except for containers which the city handles mechanically, the combined weight of any refuse container and its contents shall not exceed seventy-five (75) pounds. No refuse shall be placed in a refuse container until such refuse has been drained of all free liquids. Tree trimmings, hedge clippings, and similar materials shall be cut to a length not to exceed four (4) feet and shall be securely tied in individual bundles weighing not more than seventy-five (75) pounds each and being not more than two (2) feet thick before being deposited for collection.
17-104. Location of containers. Where alleys are used by the city refuse collectors, containers shall be placed on or within six (6) feet of the alley line in such a position as not to intrude upon the traveled portion of the alley. Where streets are used by the city refuse collectors, containers shall be placed adjacent to and back of the curb, or adjacent to and back of the ditch or street line if there be no curb, at such times as shall be scheduled by the city for the collection of refuse therefrom. As soon as practicable after such containers have been emptied they shall be removed by the owner to within, or to the rear of, his premises and away from the street line until the next scheduled time for collection.
17-105. Disturbing containers. No unauthorized person shall uncover, rifle, pilfer, dig into, turn over, or in any other manner disturb or use any refuse container belonging to another. This section shall not be construed to prohibit the use of public refuse containers for their intended purpose.
17-106. Collection. All refuse accumulated within the corporate limits shall be collected, conveyed, and disposed of under the supervision of the city manager. Collections shall be made regularly in accordance with an announced schedule.
17-107. Collection vehicles. The collection of refuse shall be by means of vehicles with beds constructed of impervious materials which are easily cleanable and so constructed that there will be no leakage of liquids draining from the refuse onto the streets and alleys. Furthermore, all refuse collection vehicles shall utilize closed beds or such coverings as will effectively prevent the scattering of refuse over the streets or alleys.
17-108. Disposal. The disposal of refuse in any quantity by any person in any place, public or private, other than at the site or sites designated forrefuse disposal by the board of commissioners is expressly prohibited.
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