Sanitation/Recycle/Bulky/Brush

The Sanitation Division collects residential and commercial garbage and other refuse on a scheduled basis (see below). This service is performed for over 15,000 residences and 1,200 businesses. The sanitation department also provides recycling, bulky item, and brush collection.

Commercial Trash Collection: Commercial collection is by agreement, and the fee is based on the number of scheduled pick-ups at the business. Please call Public Works at (931) 388-8650 to set up sanitation services.

Residential Trash & Recycling Collection: Household garbage is collected on a weekly basis; recycling is collected bi-weekly.

  • Trash and recycling carts at the street by 6:00am on your scheduled pickup day.
  • Serial numbers on carts must face the street.
  • Leave 4 feet of clearance around your carts and between your carts.
  • All trash must be bagged and inside the trashcan.
  • DO NOT bag recycling.
  • Any misuse of recycling cart will result in immediate and permanent confiscation.

2021 Holiday Trash & Recycling Collection Schedule

2021 Recycling Collection Schedule

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Bulky Item Collection

  • Bulky item collection day will be the SAME day as your trash pickup, but on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Please click on the Route Map below 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.
  • Bulk items must be called in and scheduled no later than 2:00pm on the business day before your scheduled pickup day.
  • Residents are allotted 3 free bulk pickups per year.
  • After the allotted quota is met, there will be a $100 charge/pickup during that calendar year plus landfill tipping fees.
  • Special pickups and oversized pickups are available at $100/pickup plus landfill tipping fees.

View 2021 Bulky Item Collection Schedule

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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
  • Glass/Mirrors

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.

Brush Collection

The brush and tree collection program is for the removal of routine yard trimmings from residences.

  • Brush collection day will be the SAME day as your trash pickup, but on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Please click on the Route Map below 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.
  • Place brush at the curb by 6:00am on your scheduled pickup day.
  • Brush cannot be mixed with other material, such as household trash, furniture, or construction material.
  • Brush or trees must be cut in lengths of 4 feet or less, and no wider than 3 feet in diameter.
  • Tree stumps must be cut to these lengths or mulched.
  • Leaves, grass clippings, and mulch must be bagged.
  • Special arrangements must be made for extra loads of brush.
  • Special pickups and oversized pickups are available at $100/pickup.

View 2021 Brush Collection Schedule

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The brush collection 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.