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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 - must be in City-issued trash bin - no bags outside of the can will be picked up.
  • Brush
  • Large bulk items (i.e furniture) - no metal items such as large appliances (stoves, fridges, water heaters, etc) 
  • Recycle Materials: Click here for acceptable and not acceptable items to recycle.

      2017 Recycle/Brush/Bulk Schedule - click here

ATTENTION ALL CURBSIDE RECYCLING PARTICIPANTS: Starting immediately, plastic grocery and garbage bags will no longer be accepted. All recycling materials must be loose in the recycling bin or it won't be accepted. Thank you!!

Recycling Services:

Please fill out the following application and send it in to receive your FREE recycling can.

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 ATTN: Melvin Petty). 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 an additional 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.

All sanitation services will be billed on the Hamilton County property tax notice. 

**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 Open 8am - 12pm
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