Recycling is a good


Recycling is here to stay.  So is throwing away the trash.  Did you know that per county ordinances you cannot keep more than a weeks worth of trash on your property and it must be contained in a specific type of container?  You can read more at the HCSW  website.  Once there click on the solid waste department and navigate through the riveting reading there.  It has more information about trash than you ever wanted to know.  
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What is new for recycling click here.

Carefully read through the website.  It is what we follow.

Could be any day!  Inclement weather procedures. (If it’s summer you don’t have to read

further unless we have a freak storm.  It could happen) just sayin!

We can’t run on icy and snow packed roads even if you can. 1. Our trash trucks don’t do well on ice. 2. Your bones don’t do well on ice. 3. We will pick up everything you put out next week, please     err on the side of good judgment and sense. 4. Trash is just as important to us as it is for you but not             worth rehab, or worse. 5. We do not take trash at the office.  Recycling only.  Can not         say yes to one and not to all.  Just think how that would look. 6. If this is getting updated periodically during the day we are     not at the office either.  Enjoy winter.  Can’t wait for summer!
Please read above to see if your trash will be late the holiday week in question.  If you have any questions please call the office 828-891-3071. Nothing has changed about the way we treat holidays.  If the holiday is not listed then it does not affect trash pick up.
Please read through our policy and as always feel free to call or email if you have questions.
The limit on trash is 99 gallons per week.  (see your box your bags came in for size) The overage will be left until you call the office to inform us of the extra trash so we can charge appropriately.  Please have your trash and recycling(if it is your week) presented at by 06:45 AM so it is not missed.  The limit it 99 Gallons of trash per week.    Out by 06:45 is for everyone.   This is a policy change.  Thank you. Recycling - Just like the landfill does not want your recycling in solid color bags neither do we.  Effective immediatly if you bag your recycling it must be in a see through bag.  Not a white bag marked or a black bag in a recycle can.  The landfill will start charging us for our recycling if they cannot see it.  We cannot take the time to sort through your trash to get recycling and won’t.  Please don’t put your recycling in the same container as your trash as this is confusing to new people on the route.  Please mark your recycling container clearly and don’t put loose recycling in a 99 gallon tote or make loose recycling heavy. We do not have mechanical means to lift your heavy cans.  Make sure your boxes are empty or have only approved recycling.  Please don’t use them as trash recepticles.  
The calendar that we use to set up our holiday schedule can be found here.  If the holiday falls on Friday or the weekend is DOES NOT affect the weekly pickup schedule.  If the holiday affects office closure it will also be noted on this calendar.  If a holiday is not on the calendar we are on regular schedule. 
Jan 18  Monday   MLK Day   May 31  Monday   Memorial Day   July 5  Monday   Independence Day  (observed)   Sept 6  Monday   Labor Day   Nov 11  Thursday   Veterans Day   Nov 25  Thursday   Thanksgiving
If the holiday falls on or before your pick up day we will pick you up one day late.  If it falls after your pick up day it will not affect you.  If the holiday is not listed that means we are running the trucks on normal schedule.  This calandar is different from a standard calandar.  It is the one the Solid Waste facility uses.  If they are closed we are closed unless we express an exception.  Please call the office if you have any questions on this calendar of events that will affect your pick up.  These are the known scheduled event.  Weather and any other unforseen events are not listed. 
2021 Holiday Schedule for Trash Service
Our Policy has been updated.  Please become familiar.
Did you know that shredded paper is no longer recyclable in single stream.  You can take it to special hard to recycle event held by the county.  You can also use it as a soil mixture in your flower/garden beds.  This is a great attractant to beneficial worms.  If it is presented at the curb we have to throw it away.
Effective 25 June 2021 the only recycling you can bring to drop off at our location in Etowah is Corrugated Cardboard NO PIZZA BOXES and Aluminum Drink cans.  Nothing else!  We will see how that works.  We will pick up your recycling at the curb on your recycling week.  Shredded paper is no longer accepted in recycling.  Dropping off after hours is prohibited.  Smile for the camera.  Don’t put anything in the recycling shed except corrugated cardboard boxes and aluminum drink cans.  
Gate Is closed for Recycling.  Call before you come.  Come to the office if someone is there. No unsupervised Drop off of Recycling