The Sanitation Division collects residential and commercial garbage and other refuse on a scheduled basis (see below). This service is performed for approximately 13,000 residences and 1,200 businesses. The sanitation department also provides recycling, bulky item, and brush collection.
Trash Collection: Household trash and garbage is collected on a weekly basis throughout the City. Commercial collection is by agreement, and the fee is based on the number of scheduled pick-ups at the business.
Bulky Item Collection
Bulky item collection day will be the SAME day as your trash pickup, but on a bi-weekly basis. Bulk items must be scheduled, and residents receive 3 free bulk pickups per year. There will be a charge for each additional pickup (after the 3 free pickups) during that calendar year. Please click on the Ward Map to determine if you’re Route A or Route B, or call us at (931) 388-8650 and we will confirm your pickup day and route. View Pickup Schedule
Special pickups and over sized pickups are available at $100/pickup plus landfill tipping fees.
Public Works will not collect:
- Electronic items - televisions, computers, etc.
- Demolition debris - rocks, dirt, tree stumps, wall board or plaster, bricks, building scraps, etc.
- Refrigerant items - refrigerators, air conditioners, or anything charged with Freon or other gases.
These items may be taken to the Maury County Solid Waste Department located at 1233 Lawson White Drive, Columbia, TN 38401; Phone number: (931) 375-6401; Website: Maury County Solid Waste & Convenience Centers
***2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day*** - Please click the hyperlink for more information on how to dispose of certain household chemicals and other hazardous materials.
Brush collection day will be the SAME day as your trash pickup, but on a bi-weekly basis. Please click on the Ward Map to determine if you’re Route A or Route B, or call us at (931) 388-8650 and we will confirm your pickup day and route. Special arrangements must be made for extra loads of brush. View Pickup Schedule
The brush and tree collection program is for the removal of routine yard trimmings from residences. The program is not for the removal of trees or brush cut from:
- Commercial tree contractors or landscapers.
- Lot clearances, excavation projects, or other demolition projects.
Brush and leaves cannot be mixed with other material, such as household trash, furniture, or construction material. Brush or trees must be cut in lengths of 4 foot or less, and no wider than 2.5 feet in diameter. Tree stumps must be cut to these lengths or ground.
Special pickups and over sized pickups are available at $100/pickup.