Household Hazardous Waste Collection - Is an opportunity to get rid of unwanted items around your home and protect the environment, too! Bringing your items to the collection site can help keep unacceptable wastes out of the landfill and wastewater collection system, free of charge.
Collection day is also sponsored by the Storm Water Management and Health & Satiation Department Collection is provided by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and is held behind the Farmers Market twice a year on a Saturday in April & Oct from 8:00 am to 1:00 PM. Call for more information.
Bags will be picked up within 48 hours of calling 425-CITY, but unbagged leaves will only be picked up approximately twice a year and not on a given day. We encourage you to bag your leaves.
For complaints or concerns that involve the city please call 425-CITY and your call will be forwarded to the proper department, so proper action will be taken.
A new litter law was passed in July of 1998, it can be found in the Tennessee Code Annotated. It states that littering is a Class B misdemeanor punishable only as provided in subsection (c). The first offense, a fine of $200 and be required to remove litter from appropriate public locations for not less than 14 hours nor more than 6 months. For the second violation it shall be a fine of $500 and be required 40 hours not more than 6 months of litter removal. In addition to the mandatory minimum penalties the court may require additional penalties.
Any person who reports information to a law enforcement officer that leads to the apprehension and conviction of a person for littering shall receive a reward of $100. The county where the conviction occurs shall provide the reward from the mandatory fine.
Use our I Spy Litter cards to report incidents of littering on the road, in parking lots or around your neighborhood. The cards are prepaid so drop it in the mailbox and the Jackson Police Dept. will send an information letter to the vehicle or property owner about the problem of littering. To obtain I Spy Litter cards call 425-8225.
You can report I Spy Litter Online now.
Litter prevention is a main goal of Keep Jackson Beautiful. People litter for three primary reasons: they feel no ownership, even though areas such as parks & highways are public property, they believe someone else a, city or state worker, will pick up after them; and people will litter where litter has already accumulated. Littering is a habit and it needs to be broken! Keep America Beautiful recommends the following steps to prevent littering:
If you follow these steps and are a good example to others,
The City of Jackson's B.O.L.D group joins in to help eliminate litter and to Keep Jackson Beautiful. Employees throughout the city want to do their part to Keep Jackson Beautiful. Each Friday at 10:00 employees get together to pick up trash around the buildings where they work.
Their hope is that other citizens will join them and come up with some other ideas too. You can help Keep Jackson Beautiful and have some fun doing it.