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The Sanitation and Environmental Services Collection Division is responsible for the collection and disposal of all residential, commercial, yard and bulk waste within Franklin City Limits. 


Sanitation and Environmental Collection Rates 
Refuse collection is one of the many services provided to the citizens of Franklin. Current service rates do not cover the full cost of providing this service. The General Fund subsidizes residential collection service by allocating funds each year to cover the difference between revenue generated and the expense of operating the service. 

The residential rates for once per week curbside service are $17.50 per month for the first container; $7.50 per month for each additional container. Additional containers can be purchased through the Sanitation and Environmental Services Department by calling (615)794-1516.  For information on commercial rates, visit the Service Rate section.








Our department provides residential services to customers, as defined in the City of Franklin Municipal Code (Title 17: Refuse & Trash Disposal). A copy of the Code is available, in its entirety, within the "Government" tab of our website.


When preparing your Sanitation and Environmental Services collection, please remember:

  • Only City-provided Containers will be serviced. Privately-owned trash cans will not be emptied. All household refuse must be BAGGED and placed INSIDE your container. Household refuse outside of the 90-gallon container will not be picked up unless it has a Buck-A-Bag sticker attached to each plastic bag.
  • Buck-A-Bag : Excess garbage bags outside of your trash can will NOT be picked up unless it has a buck-a-bag sticker.
  • Blue Bag Recycling : Just place your clean recyclables into blue transparent plastic bags and set them out for collection on your scheduled collection days.
  • Cardboard: boxes must be broken down and laid flat at curbside, at least five (5) feet from the rollout container.
  • Brush Collection: Brush and limbs, cut by the homeowner, will be collected if the length of branches is no longer than six (6) feet. Trunks or limbs of trees measuring six (6) inches or more in diameter must be cut into pieces no longer than two (2) feet. Per Title 17: Residential excess. Any excess waste collected at residences may, based on volume and at the discretion of the sanitation and environment services department director or his designee, be assessed a fee commiserate with the standard commercial bulk collection fees.
  • Yard waste: leaves and grass clippings must be placed in biodegradable paper bags at least five (5) feet from the rollout container. 

There are special services available for elderly or physically challenged residents. For information on these programs, please call (615) 794-1516.  

Efficiency of our automated and semi-automated daily operations depends on help from you, our customer. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (615) 794-1516, between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:00 pm (Monday through Friday), visit our Frequently Asked Questions, or you may e-mail your question to