The trash will be picked up once per week on your assigned service day.
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Excluded waste is all commercial and industrial refuse, construction debris except as what was defined previously, dead animals, institutional waste, hazardous waste, offal waste, stable matter, vegetable waste, and special waste.
Vegetable waste - excluded if resulted from the processing of plants for food by commercial establishments such as canneries. This does not include waste products resulting from the preparation and consumption of food in places such as cafeterias and restaurants.
Institutional waste - solid waste originating from education, health, and research facilities such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, and other similar establishments
Special Waste - special waste is a form of excluded waste and is defined as non-hazardous, solid waste that is subject to additional government regulations or special handling requirements in the collection, transportation, processing, or disposal as a result of the characteristics of or processes which generate such waste.
No, hazardous items are not allowed in containers. For example, oil-based paint is not allowed, but water-based paint if properly dried using an absorbent is allowed. If hazardous items are found during collection, the trash will not be collected.
Rugs, carpet, and carpet padding removed by the resident may be placed at the curb for collection. The items must be cut into 4 foot sections, tightly rolled and each section weighs no more than 75 pounds. Items may also be placed in trash bags for collection. Bags shall weigh no more than 35 pounds. Carpet removed by a professional contractor will not be collected.
Not acceptable: wood pallets, scrap lumber, drywall
Yes, trash at the backdoor must be bagged and in a container. Any overflow must be taken to curb. Trash in curbside containers should also be bagged to help prevent litter during the process of collection. All cans must have lids on them.
No, the time for trash collection may vary on the scheduled service day. Please note as of July 1, 2019 trash collection routes have changed. Trash will be collected per the route map.
Collection of Residential Refuse shall not start before 6 am or continue after 8 pm or dark whichever occurs first on the same day.
During all holiday collection weeks, if your service day falls before the holiday you will be on schedule. If your service day falls on the holiday or after, your collection service will be one day behind. The following holidays are observed by Waste Pro: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Yes, if bulk items are placed at the curb, trash left at the back door will be collected.
Stoves, refrigerators, water tanks, washing machines, furniture, and other similar items and materials other than construction debris (except as noted), dead animals, hazardous waste or stable matter with weights or volumes greater than those allowed for bins or containers, as the case may be. Refrigerated appliances (air conditioners, vending machines, etc.) cannot be accepted unless it can be proven by the producer that the refrigerant has been removed.
Rugs, carpet, and carpet padding removed by the resident may be placed at the curb for collection. The items must be cut into 4 foot sections, tightly rolled and each section should weigh no more than 75 pounds. Rugs, carpets, and padding may also be placed in trash bags for collection. Bags shall weigh no more than 35 pounds. Carpet/padding removed by a professional contractor will not be collected.
No, residents with a gated or fenced property must place all trash outside the gate or fence. Waste Pro employees will not enter behind the gate or fenced area. If a resident has a gate and is determined to need a medical waiver by the City then accommodations will be made to enter the gated area and retrieve the trash.
Residents may use any size container they desire; however, the size of container will dictate the placement:
No, if No Trespassing signs are posted the resident shall place all trash intended for collection at the curb.
No. Please remember that residential trash collection does not include the collection of move-outs or cleanout items placed curbside/roadside. Property owners are responsible for the appropriate disposal of these items. Residents may dispose of these items at the Resource Authority of Sumner County at 615-452-1114.
If the cans have dried paint, yes.' Leave the lid popped open so that the trash collection crew can verify the contents are not liquid paint.' You can purchase drying agents for paint at local hardware stores, or use kitty litter or shredded paper to absorb and dry the paint. To dispose of wet paint, please call the Sumner Co. Resource Authority at 615-452-1114 for an appointment for drop-off.
If there are no bed bugs, and if the mattresses stay dry, they will be collected from the curbside. Please call 615-822-1016 for pickup.
Trash collection crews cannot accept building and construction material (including lumber from pallets, fencing), glass doors or table tops, appliances with compressors still installed, motors or grills with fuel tanks still installed, mattresses or furniture with living pests (bed bugs), carpet not properly prepared, large or heavy items (basketball goals, trampolines, sectional sofas) that have not been broken down into components, manure, hazardous waste, automotive/vehicle parts (includes tires) or wet paint. This list is not comprehensive; please call Public Works at 615-822-1016 for specific item information.
Rugs, carpet, and carpet padding removed by the resident may be placed at the curb for collection. The items must be cut into 4' sections, tightly rolled and each section weighs no more than 75 pounds. Items may also be placed in trash bags for collection. Bags shall weigh no more than 35 pounds. Carpet removed by a professional contractor will not be collected.
One single bag of trash must not exceed 35 pounds. The weight of a container and its contents shall not exceed the can manufacturer's recommendation.
Carpet, padding, and rugs must be cut into 4 foot sections, tightly rolled and each section weighs no more than 75 pounds.
Trash at the backdoor must be bagged and inside a container that is no larger than 94 gallons. If the container is larger than 94 gallons it must be brought to the curb to be serviced.