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Posted on: December 5, 2018

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CITY OF JACKSON                                                                                                             NEWS RELEASE


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, December 5, 2018                                                                                                                                Contact:   City Hall (770-775-7535)                                                                                                                                           

Bulk Waste Pick-up & Other Collection Services in City Of Jackson

The City of Jackson is now charging for the pickup of large amounts of bulk waste left curbside.  In 2017, city crews removed over 200 tons of bulk waste left curbside by residents.  This tonnage did not include vegetation waste left curbside nor garbage cans emptied by Advanced Disposal.   


For many years the city collected bulk waste left curbside without charge for city customers.

The city provided the truck and crew to collect bulk waste, at considerable cost to the city, but, the city also enjoyed a minimal dumping fee at the local landfill for disposal of the bulk waste.  About a year ago, the landfill began charging the City of Jackson its maximum rate for waste disposal thus making it impossible for the city to absorb all the costs for this service.  In recent months, the city has started to enforce its ordinance and charge for curbside bulk waste pickup.  Thus making this a service of convenience funded via user fees.  


A more than 20 year old city ordinance states:

1)      Discarded furniture shall not include metal furniture, appliances or large items of electronic equipment.  Customers will be charged a minimum of $25 up to a maximum of $100 for removal of all other furniture items; and,  


2)      Vegetation waste is defined as tree limbs, leaves, shrubs, brush trimmings, and grass taken from the property at which the curbside service is being provided at no charge to customers.  Limbs, trees, or parts of trees removed from the property by the contractors will not be removed by the city.  All contractors must make arrangements for disposal of trees or limbs before commencing the work.  


The following items cannot be left curbside and must be disposed of by citizens or residents:

·        Stoves, refrigerators, water tanks, clothes dryers, television sets, washing machines, and similar items.

·        Construction debris whether discarded by a homeowner, occupant, or professional contractor, shall include waste building materials resulting from construction, remodeling, repair, or demolition operations.

·        Hazardous waste includes waste, in any amount, which is defined, characterized or designated as hazardous by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency or appropriate state agency, etc.  The term “hazardous waste” shall include batteries, tires, petroleum products, paint and paint cans, except completely empty paint cans, and such items containing chlorofluorocarbon refrigerants or Freon.

·        Dead animals, large or small, cannot be left curbside for pickup.


All household bulk waste should be left curbside by 6:00 a.m., Monday through Thursday.  Please do not leave bulk waste curbside on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

City crews will issue a completed disposal fee form to the consumer and will forward a copy to City Hall for invoicing.  Fees will also be posted on city utility bills for city utility customers utilizing the bulk waste pick up service.   Others will be invoiced by mail at the last known mailing address.  Property owners billed for bulk waste disposal must have paid up to date in order to get utility service at any of their properties


Help city crews help you

 keep your city safe, clean and beautiful for everyone to enjoy!

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