Government > City Services > Sanitation


The East Ridge Sanitation Department prides itself on keeping the streets of East Ridge clean and beautiful. This division manages a variety of items including the following:
  • Household sanitation
  • Brush
  • Large bulk items (furniture, appliances, etc.)
  • Recycle Materials: Click here for acceptable and not acceptable items to recycle.

      2015 Recycle/Brush/Bulk Schedule - click here

Recycling Services:

Currently there is a waiting list for recycling cans. Please fill out one of the following applications and send it in to be placed on the waiting list for a recycling can.

Word (must be saved on your computer first). Fill it out and email it to the below contact. Recycling Form Word.

PDF (must print and fill out and either scan to email it back or mail it to East Ridge City Hall 1517 Tombras Avenue, East Ridge, TN 37412). Recycling Form PDF

Save documents to your computer before emailing them. Send the email with the attached file to

The Recycling pick-up schedule has changed to incorporate 5th Fridays. Pickup is every other week. Businesses along Ringgold Road will still have weekly pick up service. 

Household Sanitation:

The City of East Ridge offers sanitation services Monday-Thursday. Please call for the schedule for your address. Residents are provided a 96 gallon sanitation cart. Should anadditional cart be required, a $60 fee per year per extra cart must be paid in advance at City Hall. In addition, residents can bring large items to be disposed of to the local brush disposal/mulch pit for a small fee.

**NEW** Starting July 1, 2012, all sanitation services will be billed on the Hamilton County property tax notice. If you receive a paper statement, you will notice the fee as a separate assessment from your property taxes. If your taxes are escrowed, you will notice your monthly payment go up according to your assessment (residential $15 per month, businesses/rentals/etc, $20 per month). If you have extra cans prior to the notice going out, you will see an extra $60 per can added to your base fee. These fees cannot be changed until the following year.

2013 fees cover the time perior of July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 as the City runs on a fiscal year and the County Taxes run from January 1 - December 31 on a calendar year.

**RESIDENTS: Please make sure that trash carts are facing in the correct position and are at least 3 feet away on all sides from obstructions (cars, mail boxes, etc) for trash pickup. Those who are in violation will not have their trash picked up that week.**

Leaf Vacuum Service:

This Service is provided mid fall to early spring. Residents may rake leaves to the curb and city crews will vacuum them up according to a schedule which divides the City into two areas. 

This service is free to all residents. Please rake leaves close to the road, but not on roadway surface. Do not include rocks, sticks and other debris in leaf pile. Make sure the leaves are to the road the Sunday before your pickup week starts.

Please follow the calendar at the top for your pickup schedule.


Sanitation Contact Information:

East Ridge Brush/Mulch Pit
1015 Yale Street
East Ridge, TN 37412
Hours of Operation
Weekdays 6:30am- 2:30pm
Saturdays 8:00am - 12:00pm
Cost of Mulch: $6 per scoop
NOTE: Mulch can either be purchased on site or at City Hall.
A receipt will be given at City Hall and must be shown
in order to receive mulch at brush pit.


East Ridge Sanitation Department 
Supervisor: Melvin Petty
1015 Yale Street
East Ridge, TN 37412
Hours of Operation
Weekdays 6:30am – 3:00pm