Now that Spring has sprung and Summer is just getting started, more and more residents are working in their yards and homes to get them into tip top shape. That means more brush and bulk items are set to the curb for pickup by the East Ridge Sanitation Department.
With so many different Sanitation services, a schedule was implemented several years ago due to the addition of the free curbside recycling program and to streamline the additional services pickup schedule. Residents receive weekly trash pickup and every-other-week additional services pickup. Those additional services include brush, bulk items, leaf vac (November – February), and curbside recycling. These services are offered at no additional charge to the yearly Sanitation Fee that appears on the yearly property tax bill.
The City has been divided in half by using Ringgold Road as the dividing line. For residents on the North-side of the City (Ringgold Road to South Terrace/Chattanooga), their pickup is all on one week, and those residents on the South-side of the City (Ringgold Road to Georgia State Line), their pickup is all on one week following the North-side and alternating every-other-week.
For a schedule calendar, please visit the following link (or call the Sanitation Department at
(423) 892-8666 to have one mailed to your home): http://eastridgetn.gov/
In order to have trash and additional services collected in a timely fashion, Sanitation staff request the following: For trash and curbside recycling pickup, have your collection bins to the curb the night before your regularly-scheduled pickup. For example, if your trash service day is Wednesday, have your trash can to the curb by Tuesday night. For every-other-week recycling pickup, have your recycling can to the curb the Thursday night before your Friday pickup on your scheduled pickup week.
For the additional services of brush, bulk and leaves (November – February), make sure to have those items to the curb for pickup the Sunday night before your regularly scheduled every-other-week pickup. If items are placed to the curb for pickup later in week, those items run the chance of not being picked up for two weeks due to collection in that area earlier in the week. The only alternate to this every-other-week schedule is a week with a holiday. All items will run as scheduled, with the exception of bulk items. Those items won’t be collected until the next regularly-scheduled week.
For those residents that wish to bring their bulk items or brush for disposal, they can do so at our brush pit and bulk item/trash drop off location at 1001 Yale Street (on the hill behind Parkridge East Hospital). The department also offers dumpster rentals for residential home projects. Those projects can include small home renovations and garage/attic cleanouts.
To learn more about the Sanitation services, such as schedules, dumpster rentals, etc, please call their office at (423) 892-8666 from 7:00am-3:00pm Monday – Friday, except holidays. If no one answers, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. Residents may also visit the Sanitation page of the website at http://eastridgetn.gov/