The Waste Connections Convenience Center on Warehouse Road had temporarily stopped accepting bulk items and brush and yard waste due to COVID-19.
But the center is accepting these items again this month.
The convenience center was scheduled to start accepting bulk items and metal on Monday, May 4. It is scheduled to begin accepting brush and yard waste on Monday, May 18.
A bulk item is something that doesn’t fit in your garbage can. Examples include furniture, appliances, electronics, wood waste, and tires.
Any bulk waste, along with brush, needs to be shorter than five feet in length, a press release said.
In addition, Waste Connections will be implementing a designated entry to and exit from the facility and expects to have this in place by June 1. People will need to enter from Oak Ridge Turnpike at the top gate on Bogola Road and exit from the lower gate on Warehouse Road, the press release said.
The city’s normal residential trash collection service is still operating and is not affected, but residents should remember that all waste should be bagged, tied, and placed in a can in order to be picked up, the press release said.
As a reminder, contractors are not allowed to bring waste to the convenience center. Contractors must bring their waste to the landfill.
The annual Citywide Household Trash Pickup, which would’ve happened in April, is still slated to be rescheduled. A release will be sent out when a new start date is set.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Waste Connections of Tennessee at (865) 482-3656.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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