So - think you'll have tons of boxes and torn-up gift wrap after Christmas?

Not to worry; Chattanooga Public Works has released their pickup schedule around the holidays so you'll know when that stuff will be picked up.

A reminder: don't put the box for your new big flatscreen TV out on the curb! Break the box down so bad guys won't know about your shiny, new gifts.

Garbage and recycling collection scheduled for Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, 2018, will be collected as normal.

Garbage and recycle collection scheduled for Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2018, will be collected on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

Collection for both garbage and recycle during this holiday week will be delayed one day and will occur the day after customers' regularly scheduled collection day. Therefore, collection services occurring on:

  • Tuesday, December 25, 2018, will be collected on Wednesday, December 26, 2018
  • Wednesday, December 26, 2018, will be collected on Thursday, December 27, 2018
  • Thursday, December 27, 2018, will be collected on Friday, December 28, 2018
  • Friday, December 28, 2018, will be collected on Saturday, December 29, 2018.
  • Garbage and recycle collection scheduled for New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019, will be collected as normal.

The City of Chattanooga Recycle Centers and Refuse Collection Centers will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and will reopen on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. The Recycle and Refuse Centers will be closed on New Year’s Day and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility and the Wood Recycling Center will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and will reopen on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility and the Wood Recycling Center will be closed on New Year’s Day and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

The City Landfill located off Birchwood Pike in Harrison, Tennessee, will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and will reopen on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. The City Landfill will be closed on New Year’s Day and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Call Chattanooga's 311 for any additional questions.