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Oak Ridge Spring household trash pick-up set for April 2nd

(Oak Ridge/Waste Connections release) The citywide household trash pick-up program will begin Monday, April 2, 2018. Household rubbish, old appliances and minor remodeling materials will be picked up. City collection efforts will follow the accompanying schedule as closely as possible.

Residents have always been very cooperative and we ask for their continued cooperation this year by following a few guidelines:

·         Residents should place all materials near, but not beyond the curb. Keep materials off sidewalks and out of parking areas and gutters.

·         There is a limit of one truckload of material per residence. A truckload is defined as one pickup truck or approximately 3′ high x 4′ wide x 8′ long, approximately 100 cubic feet maximum.

·         Crews will not pick up hazardous items, paint, tires, or piles of rubbish that are mixed with brush or limbs. Compressors must be removed from refrigerators and air conditioners before collection by crews.

·         All materials must be in place no later than 7:30 a.m. on the scheduled pick-up day. Any materials put out after 7:30 a.m. may not be picked up.

Brush collection is scheduled to begin on April 30, 2018. A new schedule will be provided in advance of the start date. Brush and bagged leaves/yard clippings will be picked up during the next collection. It should be noted that bagged yard waste will be collected with the regularly scheduled refuse collection throughout the year.

The household trash pick-up schedule can be found on the City of Oak Ridge website (www.oakridgetn.gov). Please note that the proposed schedule is a general guide and can vary considerably from the actual schedule due to weather conditions and/or the amount of participation by residents.

For more information, please contact Waste Connections of Tennessee at (865) 482-3656.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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