The City of Sevierville Solid Waste Department strives to always meet
the needs of our residential garbage customers. There are many factors
that can affect residential collection, such as equipment breakdowns,
utility/road work in a neighborhood, and holidays. When these challenges
occur, we may need to collect garbage earlier or later than usual so we
recommend that customers place their garbage containers at curbside no
later than 6AM on your scheduled collection day, or even the night
Collection guidelines for residents help garbage truck drivers collect
waste efficiently and effectively. The driver is the only person on the
automated truck, each route includes up to 800 individual collections,
and the route must be completed by the end of the driver's shift. Below
is a list of some collection guidelines that we ask customers to follow.
- Containers must be placed at least three feet away from any
other object (i.e. tree, mail-box, another container, etc.). Due to the
possibility of damaging your property your container may not be emptied
if it is placed too close to another object. Please allow enough room
between containers and other objects for the grabber on the automated
arm to grab the container.
- Garbage containers should be placed with the handles facing
away from the street. This allows garbage to fall out of the container
without getting caught in the lid.
- Bag all garbage prior to placing it in the container to
eliminate garbage blowing out of the container/truck and littering the
- Only garbage INSIDE the approved City container will be
collected and the lid on the container must be able to close. If a
container is overflowing or garbage is placed on top of the container,
garbage may fall-off during collection. If this occurs, it will be the
customers' responsibility to clean the uncollected garbage, and
sometimes the container may not be emptied at all.