KEEP TENNESSEE LITTER FREE!

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OUR MISSION

Anderson County is dedicated to the education, prevention, and reduction of litter and waste in Tennessee.

We hope to encourage our citizens to help reduce and prevent litter and waste in our beautiful state. With the help of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Anderson County Solid Waste Department and you, we can make Tennessee Litter Free.

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CONVENIENCE CENTERS VS LANDFILLS

A Convenience Center is a location for County residents to take and dispose of bagged household garbage generated by normal everyday life, such as kitchen and bathroom waste, and non-hazardous household items.

A Landfill is a location where most items can be disposed of with the exception of hazardous materials like radioactive wastes, medical waste, ammunition or explosives, petroleum-based fluids, etc.

DO’S AND DON’TS OF RECYCLING MATERIAL

Many everyday household items can be recycled but many cannot. So what can we recycle? What items are not recyclable in Anderson County?

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WHERE TO TAKE LITTER

Household trash either can be taken to our local convenience centers in Anderson County or the Chestnut Ridge Landfill

Chestnut Ridge Landfill is owned and operated by Waste Management, Inc.

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Mon–Fri: 7 am – 3 pm
Sat: 7 am – 10:30 am
Sun: CLOSED

ADOPT-A-ROAD

Do you want to be more actively involved in your community? It’s as simple as helping keep your neighborhood or street clear of litter, or you can apply to adopt a portion of a county roadway.

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For the last four decades, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has joined forces with all 95 county governments in Tennessee by offering Litter Grants. These grant funds subsidize local litter pickup operations and enhance litter prevention education resources across the State. By itself, the State of Tennessee spends more than $23 million annually to combat litter.
Like the State of Tennessee, Anderson County uses its annual Litter Grant funds to help cover the costs of litter pickup by our county jail inmate work crew, and by a contracted service team that helps us pick up litter on many State Routes in Anderson County as well as portions of some county roads.
Grant funds are also used to assist with helping educate the public – through this website and other forms of media – about the harmful effects of littering. Funds are used to support community activities and litter pick-up events through the provision of safety vests, safety T-shirts, litter “grabbers”, trash bags, gloves, and roadway signage to alert passers-by to the presence of those who are picking up litter.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Temporary new exit strategy for Chestnut Ridge Landfill begins June 17

by | Jun 14, 2024 | Get Involved,News & Events,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Beginning Monday, June 17th, there will be a change of route at Chestnut Ridge Landfill that will continue for up to two months as contractors repave the landfill’s...

Anderson County Spring Cleaning Day is May 18th

by | Apr 25, 2024 | Get Involved | 0 Comments

Chestnut Ridge Landfill will extend its Saturday hours and stay open until 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2024, for Anderson County residents to dispose of items that...

CRCTU, TVA VOLUNTEERS PULL TRASH FROM RIVER

by | Feb 5, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

NORRIS LAKE CLEANUP MARCH 14 AT SEQUOYAH MARINA

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BIG CLINCH RIVER CLEANUP JULY 13TH

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