Recycling reminder using emails

Chattanooga, Tennessee – The City of Chattanooga announces a new service for those who receive curbside recycling and brush pickup: an e-mail reminder system.  Citizens of Chattanooga may now register for the e-mail reminder by visiting and clicking the Pickup Reminder link or by calling 3-1-1.  To subscribe via the Web site, one can simply enter his or her e-mail address and area number.  For those who do not know their area number, step-by-step instructions for determining this information are available on this page—simply select your street from an alphabetized list, select the block in which your street number belongs and your area number will display on the screen.  Those who do not know their area number may also call 3-1-1 for assistance.

Curbside pickup for brush begins with Area 1 each month on the first Monday of the month and recycling pickup falls on the Wednesday of that week.  Curbside collection for areas 2, 3 and 4 will follow Area 1 pickup accordingly.  This e-mail reminder system will help those easily remember when their pickup date is with a quick reminder on the Friday before that week.

Brush Collection Guidelines

Place brush in small piles on the curb during the seven days prior to collection week.  Please do not place brush near utility poles or mailboxes.  Do not mix brush with other materials.  Place bagged leaves in separate piles at street-side.

 Curbside Recycling Guidelines

Recyclables must be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on collection day in blue or clear bags, or in a covered bin clearly marked “Recycle.”

The following recyclable items may be placed on the curb for collection: cardboard, newspaper, all paper grades (except shredded), plastic #1 and #2 bottles with a neck (look for the triangular recycle symbol on the bottle to determine the plastic number), aluminum cans and steel cans that have been rinsed out.

Items do not need to be separated, cans do not need to be crushed, pull-tabs do not need to be removed from cans and lids do not need to be removed from plastic bottles or jugs. 

For additional information or questions about recycling, please visit  You may also call 3-1-1 or (423) 425-6311.