Kingsport, Tennessee (WJHL) – The City of Kingsport is helping residents do their spring cleaning by offering them a free extra pick-up service for one week.
From March 21st to 25th, city residents can place additional items such as:
- consumer electronics
- Tires (not including rims, up to 4 per household)
- Small amounts of building materials such as drywall, carpet, and scrap wood
- garden debris
- Bagged grass and leaves, loose leaves
- general junk
The City does not collect:
- hazardous material
- propane tank
- Building material or tree debris generated by contractors
Items such as computer monitors, keyboards and hard drives can be dropped off at the Sullivan County Transfer Station on Brookside Drive.
In the release, the city is encouraging residents to take this opportunity to clean garages, outbuildings, attics, basements, and other areas that may not be cleaned frequently.
During cleaning weeks, residents will receive one garbage collection and an additional box or bag next to their cart. Looseleaf collection begins at the western edge of town and continues until all streets are cleared.
The service will be provided at no additional charge, but the city will charge for waste and wood debris generated by contractors, according to the city.
According to the release, during last year’s cleanup event, the crew collected 545 tons of trash and 251 tons of trash.
The city says the bi-weekly garden trash and brush pick-up schedule will remain the same.