The utility payment dropbox on Second Avenue is inoperable until further notice. Please make payments inside City Hall between 8am and 5pm.  There is free 15 minute parking outside the office between the 2nd Ave. parking garage and city hall.  You can also make payments online at  or set up a bank draft by calling 615-794-4572.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Do's and Don'ts

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  • Place your garbage, yard waste, blue bag recycling and brush at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your collection day and remove empty containers no later than 7 p.m. on your collection day.
  • All broken glass should be wrapped in newspaper, bagged for safety and placed inside rollout containers only.
  • Place your furniture and other bulky items at curbside no later than 7 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Break down all cardboard boxes.                               Do's and Don'ts 1
  • Separate yard waste from household waste.
  • Bag all trash in your rollout container.
  • Place yard clippings in brown biodegradable bags and have out on your collection day by 7 a.m.
  • Cut brush into 6-8 ft lengths and stack neatly at curbside.
  • Place containers in correct positions. (see container for instructions)
  • If you have multiple containers, please place them 5ft apart.


  • Don't use plastic bags to hold your yard clippings. Place all yard clippings in brown biodegradable bags.Do's and Don'ts 2
  • Don't use cardboard boxes for yard waste or household waste.
  • Don't leave your garbage on or in front of vacant lots for pick up. Garbage is only picked up at properties approved for occupancy.
  • Don't stack garbage and yard waste beside mailboxes, near water or gas meters, close to cars, or under low hanging tree limbs or utility wires.
  • Don't place medical waste in garbage containers or curbside for pick-up.
  • Don't leave vehicle parts curbside for collection-(Contact your local scrap dealer for disposal).
  • Don't block streets or alleys.
  • Don't put paint, rocks, dirt, oil, or yard waste in your container(s).
  • Don't place private cans at curbside.
  • Don't place contruction materials at curbside.
  • Don't place yard waste in Buck-A-Bag tagged bags.
  • Don't place glass, Styrofoam, or  non-recyclable household waste in your blue recycling bag(s).