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May 15, 2014

Citywide cleanup to begin June 2

Knoxville — The City of Knoxville has contracted with Midwest Sanitation to conduct its annual Citywide Residential Spring Cleanup. Trucks will begin coming through the neighborhood on the morning of Monday, June 2. 

All residents need to have appropriate materials for disposal on their curb in a consolidated pile no later than 7a.m. Monday, June 2. Once the vehicles have picked up all acceptable material in the neighborhood they will not be returning to the neighborhood. If items are placed on the curb after the crew has gone through an area, the items will not be picked up and the property owner will be required to dispose of the items at their expense.

Materials that will not be picked up are as follows:

o Hazardous Waste

o Electronic Waste

o Construction Debris-Drywall, lumber, lath, plaster, shingles

o Concrete of any type

o Garbage Bags/Regular weekly trash items

o Tires

o Wet Paint

o Automotive Batteries

o Waste Oil

o Florescent Bulbs

o Large Appliances with Freon (Such as refrigerators and air conditioners)

Please be aware that it is anticipated that many “pickers” will come to Knoxville looking to salvage items. The property owner is responsible to ensure that the pile remains consolidated and is not strewn over a wide area. Should a property owner observe a picker spreading material and become concerned, it is recommended that the owner contact the Police Department and an officer will be dispatched to handle the issue.

Finally, the City anticipates that given it has been a significant amount of time since any previous Citywide Cleanup that there will be a great deal of material to be picked up. It will take some time to get around the City and get everything cleaned up, and your patience during the cleanup would be greatly appreciated. All waste will be picked up and removed by no later than Friday, June 6.

Questions regarding materials eligible for pick up or missed please call Midwest Sanitation at (888) 428-2610.

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