Sanitation

Supervisor – Phillip Miller

REGULAR GARBAGE
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The Sanitation Department provides curbside pickup from containers no larger than 32 gallons, once a week for residents and five days per week for businesses.  All garbage and other household waste must be placed in sealed containers for pickup.  Place containers as near to roadway as possible. No single container/bag should exceed 40 pounds in weight.

Business collection begins at 6AM, Residential begins at 7AM.

Regular pickup includes: household garbage and trash, carpet, carpet padding, box springs, mattresses, upholstered furniture, bedding, sealed empty paint cans. Paper products with moisture barriers such as milk and ice cream cartons or frozen food packages and styrofoam.

Regular pickup does not include: Liquids, Pesticides, insecticides, hazardous materials, tires, shingles or any electronics.  **Please do not put anything in your toilet which can be discarded as garbage.  All such materials must be removed at the sewage treatment plant at additional expense to taxpayers.

SPECIAL PICK-UPS
Special Pick-Ups are usually completed on your regular garbage day for:
Bulk containers, appliances, sealed full paint cans, white goods, and furniture (see charges below).

Debris/Yard waste/Trimmings/Brush – These items are picked up the Street Department. Items that may be put out for collection include grass clippings and leaves in bags.  Brush and limbs may be placed at curbside cut into lengths no longer than 8 feet (see charges below).  Removal of spoil from large tree removal, clearing of lots or other large areas by the property owner, requires advance arrangements for pickup and a per load fee will be charged.  All debris created by the clearing of a lot for construction purposes or debris removal by a contractor must be removed by the owner/contractor.

Charges for Brush/Limbs/Shrubs:
Up to 2 wheelbarrows full – No Charge
2 wheelbarrows – 1/2 truck load (6.5 cubic feet) – $30.00
1/2 truck load – full truck load (13 cubic feet) – $55.00

Charges for Construction & Demolition materials (C&D):
Up to 2 wheelbarrows full – No Charge
2 wheelbarrows – 1/2 truck load (6.5 cubic feet) – $30.00
1/2 truck load – full truck load (13 cubic feet) – $55.00

Electronics (TVs/Monitors/Microwaves/Printers/Small Appliances) – $20 each
White Goods (Refrigerators/Stoves/Freezers) – $20 each
Furniture (includes mattresses) – $5.00 each

Schedule a pick-up by contacting the Town Hall at 828.859.6655 or by sending in a request via email (please include Name/Address/Phone Number/Type of Request).

Please do not ask for special/other day pickups of these items.

The department will not remove: Batteries of any type or any material that is determined to be poisonous, highly flammable, radioactive, toxic or explosive. Information regarding disposal of these items may be obtained by calling the Polk County Landfill at 828.894.3737.

RECYCLING
The Town of Tryon provides curbside recycling every Wednesday to all residents. No single bundle is to exceed 40 pounds in weight.  Residents are asked to separate the different recyclables prior to pickup, paper in one bin, metals/plastics in one, and glass another.  Tryon also offers recycling drop off on Maple Street at the Public Works Department. Residents and others can drop off cardboard, paper and #1 & #2 plastic bottles at that location.

ITEMS YOU CAN RECYCLE TOGETHER

 

 

ITEMS THAT HAVE TO BE SEPARATED