Trash Collection

Trash

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. 

The Town starting January 3, 2023 will operate the trash collection program on a four-day collection cycle of Monday-Thursday. Carts should be placed curbside for collection by 6 a.m. on the appropriate collection day.  To view the collection street list, click here.

Customers can report a damaged trash can, request an additional can, request new service, and report a missed collection anytime. All of these issues can be reported by calling (901) 837-5300.

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 curbside 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.  If you have multiple cans, place them at least 2 feet apart and place garbage cans 3 feet away from objects such as vehicles, mailboxes, or buildings.  

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 $13.40 per can monthly collection fee.

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.  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. As necessary the Town will update if there are any known issues to the trash routes.  

Report an Issue

or by calling:
Atoka Town Hall
334 Atoka-Munford Avenue
Phone: (901) 837-5300