2018 REFUSE & BULK
SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE 2018-1023
Requires property owners to keep their properties clean and free of refuse
Refuse = garbage, rubbish
Community Service Director can change days of collection, location of refuse for pick-up, and other matters pertaining to collection, transporting and disposal of refuse; can’t violate this chapter
Property owners/occupants are required to obtain refuse containers
Refuse must be drained of all liquid; refuse containers must be maintained in a clean and sanitary manner
Refuse containers must not be overfilled
1 refuse container is assigned to all residential and commercial properties within the city for free
Residential and commercial locations can obtain from the city up to 5 additional refuse containers; $10 service fee per month added for each additional container.
CMP will pick up metal dumpsters - $80 if city has to provide the dumpster, $40 if the owner provides the dumpster
Refuse containers must be placed within 2 feet of the curb/street line, handles facing the curb/street line – no interference with powerlines, tree branches, parked cars, or creating a nuisance
Refuse collection vehicles do not service alleys
Refuse containers not to be placed on roads, sidewalks, drainage ditches
Community Service Dept. may accommodate individuals with walking impairments
Refuse containers can be out 7 PM night before collection to 7 PM day of collection; must be out at 7 AM day of collection to guarantee pick-up.
No pick-up on New Year’s Day, MLK Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
CMP will not collect refuse unless it is properly stored in containers – will not pick up spills
RESIDENTIAL One pick-up per week.
Regular customers: $17.50
Senior citizens: $16.50
COMMERCIAL One pick-up per week. $25.00
Each additional pick-up $25.00
Refuse collection fees and refuse container fees are assessed to ALL users where the service is available; No properties shall be exempt from the fees unless that property is not connected to gas, water, or electricity. No opting out.
Prohibited items – flammable substances, hazardous substances, construction waste, hot materials, human or animal waste, infectious waste.
Unlawful to disturb someone else’s refuse container
$75 to replace refuse containers; CMP will replace containers damaged during collection; containers can’t be moved from one property to another $50 fine for violating this chapter.
Persons 65 years of age or older in whose name the meter is billed with a total household annual income from all sources not to exceed the income limit as set forth by the State of Tennessee Property Tax Relief Program under T.C.A. 67-5-702 and totally and permanently disabled persons drawing drawing social security benefits in whose name the meter is billed with a total household annual income from all sources not to exceed the income limit as set forth by the State of Tennessee Property Tax Relief Program under T.C.A. 67-5-702.