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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 & Leaves - leaf vac runs November thru February. Logs/branches that are larger than 6 inches in diameter must be cut into 18 inch sections. Nothing larger will be accepted.
  • Large bulk items (i.e furniture) - metal items such as large appliances (stoves, fridges, water heaters, etc) may be taken to our drop-off center at Yale Street location.
  • Recycle Materials -  Click here for acceptable and not acceptable items to recycle.
  • Dumpster Rentals - for house & commercial short-term use (no roofing or cinder block materials) - call (423) 892-8666 for pricing and scheduling.
  • Tires, Hazardous Materials, etc - Click here for a listing of locations in Hamilton County for these items to be disposed.
  • Ordinance 1030 - Sanitation Services​

  • Curbside Recycling PDF Form

  • 2020 Sanitation/Recycle/Brush/Bulk Services Schedule

  • ​​Brush Pit will start to close on Saturdays for the winter starting November 23, 2019. It will resume Saturdays in the spring of 2020.

  • The City’s brush pickup schedule has been temporarily altered in order to collect the brush left from Sunday’s storm. Instead of alternating weeks, the City is utilizing a city-wide approach. This will be a very long process, so we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

  • Press Release - Storm Debris Cleanup and Drop Off 4/13/20

  • Good Friday Press Release - 4/8/20

  • Don't forget - Residents and Businesses that have Recycling on Friday, April 10, it will be picked up on Monday, April 13. Please put cans to the curb on Sunday evening as the recycling will be picked up first thing Monday morning prior to the normal Monday trash route.

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.

Recycling Program Form (PDF Fillable Form)

NOTE : must fill out and either save and email it back or print and mail to:

      East Ridge City Hall
      1517 Tombras Avenue
      East Ridge, TN 37412
      ATTN: Sanitation Department

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. To download and print the pickup schedule, please see Recycle/Brush/Bulk Schedule at the top of this page.

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.

For more information, please call the Sanitation office at (423) 892-8666.

East Ridge Brush/Mulch Pit
1015 Yale Street (Physical Address
1517 Tombras Avenue (Mailing Address)
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: Robert Parker
1015 Yale Street (Physical Address)
1517 Tombras Avenue (Mailing Address)
East Ridge, TN 37412

Hours of Operation
Weekdays 6:30am – 3:00pm