Atoka TN
Trash & Recycling

The Town of Atoka offers residential solid waste collection community-wide as a service to our residents.  The curbside collection offers convenient, cost-effective trash service that is billed directly on existing utility accounts. 

Regular collection occurs for all Atoka residents on Mondays beginning at 6 a.m.  Please be sure that your can is available curbside for collection by 6 a.m. on Monday morning.  

Customers can report a damaged trash can, request an additional can, request new service, report a missed collection or arrange for a yard waste pick up anytime online through our Citizen Service Center.  All of these issues can also be reported by calling (901) 837-5300.

Savings to our Customers

Since Atoka launched the service in 2013, we've saved our residents more than $1 million in trash fees and reduced the cost to the average household by nearly $100 per year.  By offering the service community-wide, the Town was able to offer the service at a considerable savings over the multiple vendors that were operating in Atoka before the service began.

A Clean Atoka...It's In the Bag

Help keep Atoka clean by bagging your trash prior to placing it in the can.   Loose papers and small waste items that are not bagged can blow out of the can as it is emptied – littering the streets and clogging the storm water system.

Use of an automated collection system requires your help to keep the service running smoothly and cleanly.  All items to be collected must be in a Town-provided can and placed curb-side for collection.  When placing your can at the curb, please place the can so the wheels are at the back of the can and the lid opening is facing the street.

Please ensure that all household garbage is placed inside a Town-provided garbage can for collection.  Due to the use of automated garbage trucks, household garbage not placed inside the carts will not be collected.  Excess household garbage can be stacked inside the cart with the lid propped open.  The lid does not have to close for trash to be collected.  If needed, additional cans are available for a $10 per can monthly collection fee.


You can also help reduce the amount of household waste you produce by using the recycling collection bins that are provided at the Tipton County Landfill at 8279 Old Highway 51 S in Brighton. Plastics, cardboard and newspaper goods are all accepted for recycling.  A regular dump pass is not required to recycle at the landfill.

2018 - Recycling

Coming in 2018, the Town will be adding curbside recycling collection to our solid waste service - meaning that customers can easily and conveniently reduce the amount of material that heads to the landfill and help put those items back into productive use.  The service, running twice monthly, will pick up various paper, metal and plastic products in a single-stream of material - meaning there's no need to separate the items, just put your recyclable materials in the designated bin and place it curbside. That's it - fast, easy and green !

Service Holidays

The following are the holidays observed by the trash collection program :

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day*
  • Memorial Day*
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day*
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

When one of these holidays falls on or is observed on a Monday, trash collection will occur on Tuesday.  The three holidays followed by * above always occur on a Monday and will delay trash collection to Tuesday.  The other holidays move with the calendar and may either occur or be observed on a Monday. Only if the holiday falls on or is observed on a Monday will the collection schedule be impacted.

There are other holidays throughout the year – Presidents' Day, for example – that fall on a Monday where Town offices are closed but trash collection will occur. The only holidays observed by the trash collection program are those listed above.

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      334 Atoka-Munford Avenue
      Phone: (901) 837-5300

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