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Litter & Cleanup

BEAUTY'S ONLY LITER DEEP

GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP AND CLOTHING DRIVE

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

I SPY LITTER

KIDNEY CARS

LEAVES

LITTER LAW & CONCERNS

LITTER PREVENTION


 

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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

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.

We will accept household cleaners, such as drain, oven and metal cleaners; waste oil, antifreeze, additives, body putty, refrigerants and other automotive products; oil based paint, thinners, strippers, adhesives and other home improvement products; herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and similar lawn and garden products; tires, batteries, pool chemicals, medicines, aerosols and compressed gas, photo processing chemicals; and other miscellaneous waste. Requirements:

  • 100 pound limit per household.
  • Do not mix chemicals.
  • Keep them in original containers.

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.


KIDNEY CARS
Keep Tennessee Beautiful and the National Kidney Foundation are racing to remove junked cars from the state. If you want to participate in an effort to cleanup Jackson and Tennessee it's easy and free. Call National Kidney Foundation at 1-800-488 CARS to donate used whole cars, trucks or boats. Complete and return simple paperwork including title, and a representative will call to arrange pickup and free tow date. This project benefits Tennessee kidney disease patients and benefits our community.


LEAVES
The leaf route consists of dividing the city into four (4) districts with street crews assigned in each to ensure all streets are being serviced. This also enables the Street Supervisor to track the crews and their progress. Crews pick up bagged leaves while the leaf machines gather loose leaves at the street right of way.

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.


LITTER LAW & GENERAL CONCERNS

  • GENERAL CONCERNS

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.

  • LITTER LAW

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.


I SPY LITTER
The I Spy Litter program is the best way citizens can help get the anti-litter message directly to litterbugs if they do not want to testify in court.

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

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:

  • Secure all household trash when you do not use proper containers, household trash is easily scat treed by weather or animals
  • If your business has a dumpster, make sure it is secured from illegal use and you have it emptied when it is full, overflowing dumpsters are a major source of litter
  • If your business has a loading dock, be sure there are trash containers and require your worker to use them
  • If you are involved with construction or demolition business take steps to make sure all waste is disposed of properly and the impact of waste on the surrounding properties is minimized
  • Cover or secure all loads in all vehicles from small pickup trucks to commercial waste haulers, falling or blowing trash is a major source of litter on our streets and highways
  • Pedestrians should always use proper waste containers even if it means carrying your trash until a proper container can be found
  • Motorists and their passengers should never intentionally throw or allow things to fall from a vehicle.

If you follow these steps and are a good example to others,
LITTER COULD BE ELIMINATED!


BEAUTY'S ONLY LITTER DEEP

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.

 

111 East Main Street
Suite 201
Jackson, TN 38301
Telephone: (731) 425-8227
FAX # is (731) 927-8781


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