Yard waste carts will be distributed starting November 2, 2009 to encourage recycling of yard waste (leaves, limbs etc.). All yard waste debris in the yard waste carts or in bags will be recycled to assist the City in meeting State of Tennessee mandates for recycling.
The new yard waste carts are part of a new contract with All Star Waste Systems which is effective January 1, 2009. All Star elected to start the yard waste recycling program in early November.
The refuse collection and recycling schedule will stay the same. The yard waste schedule will change to Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. A Newsletter is being prepared that will be distributed to all refuse collection customers detailing the schedule for when yard waste is being picked up.
The green colored yard waste carts will be delivered in addition to the regular refuse carts. Additional yard waste carts my be ordered directly from All Star Waste Systems for $3.30 per month. All yard waste in carts or in bags will continue to be picked up without additional cost. There will be an additional fee for loose limbs or tree debris not in carts or bags after January 1, 2010.
Watch for the newsletter to be distributed in the near future which will have detailed information on refuse and yard waste collection and recycling.