City Of Chattanooga Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Garbage And Recycle Collection Schedule

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Garbage and recycle collection scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, will be collected on Saturday. Residents should place containers along the curbside before 7 a.m. on collection day to ensure pickup. Garbage and recycle collection scheduled for Friday, Nov.

24, will not change.

The City Landfill, located off of Birchwood Pike in Harrison, the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, and the Wood Recycle Center will be closed Thursday and Friday. The Household Hazardous Waste Facility and the Wood Recycle Center will reopen on Saturday, for normal business hours. The Refuse Collection Centers and Recycle Collection Centers will be closed Thanksgiving Day, and will resume normal business hours on Friday.

For more information, visit, call 311, follow @CHARecycles on Twitter, or download the free CHATT311 App.

Download the CHATT311 App

CHATT311 is the fastest, most convenient way to report issues or make requests to the City of Chattanooga. When submitting a request for service, from brush pick up to a pothole, it is automatically sent to the proper City department, ensuring a quick response. With the CHATT311 app, citizens can submit photos of the issue, track the submitted request on the interactive map, and receive notification when the issue has been resolved.

Anyone with access to a smartphone can download the free CHATT311 app directly through their phone’s app store. Shortcuts are provided below:

 Android -

 iOS -

Portion Of Ringgold Road Down To One Lane This Afternoon

The East Ridge Police Department wants the public to be aware that Ringgold Road from Mack Smith Road to just past the I-75 interchange is down to one lane in each directions due to constructions. Citizens will want to find alternate routes where possible to avoid delays. The lane closures will be in effect until approximately 5 p.m. today.  (click for more)

International Brotherhood Of Police Officers Local Endorses Hammond For Sheriff

The International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local #673 has announced its endorsement of Sheriff Jim Hammond. The Chattanooga-Hamilton County area IBPO issued the following statement after unanimous board approval: “The International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local #673 is happy to announce its endorsement of Jim Hammond for Hamilton County Sheriff. During his ... (click for more)

Alexander Says Chickamauga Lock Construction Fully Funded For 4th Consecutive Year

Senator Lamar Alexander on Wednesday said the government funding bill will fully fund construction of Chickamauga Lock for the fourth consecutive year, providing up to $78 million – which is more than twice the amount of funding the project received last year.   Senator Alexander said he has made completion of Chickamauga Lock one of his top priorities as chairman ... (click for more)

Former Juvenile Court Magistrate Says Gay Marriage Is "Nothing You Put In Air Quotes"

A former magistrate at Juvenile Court, who claims she was fired by Judge Rob Philyaw because she is openly gay, said Wednesday that gay marriage "is nothing you put in air quotes." She referred to County Attorney Rheubin Taylor asking her about her ceremony in marrying another woman and raising his hands to form quote marks. Elizabeth Gentzler is suing Hamilton County, Judge ... (click for more)

Avoid Underage Drinking And Other Prom Drama

My high school prom took a dramatic turn when two guys got their tuxedo jackets mixed up. One of them belonged to my date, who kindly offered to keep my wallet in his pocket. That’s the jacket another young man mistakenly grabbed off the back of a chair before heading to an underage drinking party that got shut down by police well after midnight—as kids scattered in every direction.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Sheriff’s Request

Jim Hammond will talk to members of the Hamilton County School Board on Thursday afternoon and, just like any police officer in the United States, he will request that everybody “stay in their own lane.” Some school board members tend to believe they need to help decide the best methods of protecting our children. They believe this is one of the things they were elected to do in ... (click for more)