Health & Sanitation
Hints - Household Garbage Pick-Up
CITY OF JACKSON GARBAGE AND TRASH DO'S AND DON'TS
HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE PICK-UP
Residents of the City of Jackson are provided twice week back door pick-ups. (This service ONLY includes removal of waste generated from the home placed in an approved garbage receptacle 32-gallon or smaller and in garbage bags). The weight limit for approved garbage receptacles is 70 pounds. Garbage cans must not be placed in or on porches, patios, decks, garages or carports. It must be either on the side or at the back of the house.
TRASH, YARD WASTE AND BULKY ITEM PICK UPS
Residents are also entitled to a once per week curb side trash collection which includes items that are too large for garbage containers, e.g. limbs, boxes. To schedule a pick up, residents may call 425-8545.
Items placed at the curb for pick up should be easily accessible from the street by personnel and/or machinery.
Items should NOT be placed: under low power, phone or cable lines; in the street or drainage ditches; around fire plugs, utility poles or utility support cables; in any area that would impede the vision of pedestrians or motorists.
All limbs should be in 4-foot lengths.
Leaves and grass clippings, loose paper products, packing materials, and clothes should be bagged and should not exceed the 70-pound limit.
Used appliances will be collected from curb side. Any appliance containing Freon must have documentation on the item from a certified service repairman that said substance was removed.
Any waste generated by a contractor will not be collected, e.g. tree trimmers, general construction, carpet installation personnel. Contractors must haul the waste to the landfill. Residents should be educated about this policy in order to protect themselves from contractor scams.
Shingles, bricks, concrete blocks, dirt, asphalt, gravel, tires and other similar items will not be picked up.
No liquid, flammable or hazardous waste will be picked up. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events are sponsored yearly for disposal of items of this nature.
The H & S Dept. picks up loose leaves with leaf vacuums.
The leaves will be collected on a route that will insure each street equal service.
For all questions, complaints, or service requests contact 425-8545.