Residential Garbage

As the leading Memphis waste collection and recycling company, Waste Connections of TN has the knowledge, experience, and customer service to guide you with your waste hauling and recycling needs.

Waste Connections of Tennessee provides comprehensive Memphis home waste collection at competitive prices. With a range of container sizes and flexible pickup schedules, we also customize our services to fit your household’s garbage collection and disposal needs.

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Residential Garbage Truck

Residential Garbage Carts

Cart Placement & Pickup Guidelines

Our residential Memphis Metro garbage collection service begins at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. Residential customers should have all materials out for collection by 6 a.m. on the scheduled pickup day. If garbage is not out in time for regular collection, it will be picked up the following week.

To ensure a clean and effective pickup, please:

  • Leave 2 feet between containers
  • Do not park personal vehicles within 10 feet of containers
  • Face container handles toward your home
  • Do not drill into, bolt or fasten any objects to your cart
  • Do not overfill trash cart or place additional garbage on top of container
  • Bag and tie all trash
  • Avoid packing materials tightly inside cart
Residential Blue Cart

96 Gallon Blue Cart – out, unblocked by 6:00am

Residential Waste Materials

Please bag ALL acceptable waste materials prior to placing items into your Waste Connections garbage cart. For safety, legal, and environmental reasons, not all materials can be placed in Waste Connections Residential trash carts.

Acceptable Residential Garbage Items:
  • Normal non-hazardous household waste
  • Cat litter or small animal waste (if double bagged)

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Unacceptable Residential Garbage Items:
  • Ammunition, fireworks
  • Ashes, hot or cold
  • Batteries, rechargeable
  • Concrete, dirt or rocks
  • Dead animals
  • Electronics, computers, TVs
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Liquids
  • Medical waste
  • Motor oil
  • Propane tanks
  • Sharps (needles or syringes)
  • Tires
  • Un-bagged packing pellets or sawdust
  • Yard waste

Residential Recycling

Instead of tossing away materials, recycling in Memphis provides a valuable resource all while creating a more sustainable environment for future generations.

We are dedicated to a cleaner environment and work hard to make recycling easier and more convenient for everyone in the Memphis area.

Single Stream Recycling

Waste Connections of TN offers a single-stream Memphis residential recycling program, which means all recyclables are placed in one bin for convenient curbside pickup. Residential customers are not required to sort approved recyclables.

Single-Stream Recycling Guide [PDF]

Residential Recycling Service Area

To learn if we offer Metro Memphis residential recycling in your neighborhood, visit the Service Area section of our website.

Residential recycling in the Memphis Metro area is collected every other week. Place your recyclable cart curbside by 6 a.m. on your pickup date.

Residential Recycling Cart

Residential Recycling Cart
95 Gallon - Blue with Green Lid – out, unblocked by 6:00am

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Acceptable Residential Recycling Items

Waste Connections of Tennessee currently offers Memphis residential recycling for:

  • Paper: Office Paper, Magazines, Phone Books
  • Mixed Paper: Newspaper, Junk Mail, etc.
  • Cardboard: Corrugated Cardboard & Boxboard
  • Metal Cans: Aluminum & Steel
  • Plastics: Plastic #1-7
  • Glass: Unbroken wine, beer, and soda bottles
  • Milk and water jugs
  • Laundry detergent bottles
Unacceptable Residential Recycling Items

Waste Connections DOES NOT provide Memphis residential recycling for:

  • Batteries
  • Broken Glass
  • Buckets
  • Ceramics
  • Chemical/pesticide containers
  • Electronics
  • Light bulbs
  • Styrofoam
  • Used oil containers
  • Window glass or mirrors
  • Yard waste

Residential Roll-Off Service

Residential roll-off containers are an ideal way to safely and conveniently contain demolition/construction debris and large amounts of waste and large items during clean up jobs. If you have a project that you think might benefit from a Waste Connections of Memphis roll-off, email us or call 901-398-5400.

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Residential Roll-Off
20 Cubic Yard Open Top Roll-Off

Residential Billing - Pay Bill

Normal subscription Waste Connections of TN - Memphis residential trash collection customers receive their invoice by the first day of every quarter, with payment due on the 15th of that quarter. Additionally, some Waste Connections residential garbage and recycling customers are billed through their city or homeowners association. If you are unsure of how your Metro Memphis residential trash service will be billed, call us at 901-398-5400.

Residential trash and recycling customers who are going to be away on vacation for at least two weeks may call our office at least a week in advance so we can adjust your account and notify the drivers.

New Memphis area residential trash customers will receive their first invoice in the mail. With that invoice, residents can visit the Pay Bill section of our website to learn how to pay their bill online either one transaction at a time or set up an automatic bill pay arrangements.

Rate Increases:  Waste Connections continually strives to offer competitive rates, however, we reserve the right to increase prices when operating costs increase.

Payments accepted include:
  • Bank account payments from savings or checking
  • Checks
  • Credit or debit card payments: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

We also accept payments at our office:
Waste Connections of Tennessee
621 E Brooks Rd
Memphis, TN 38116

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm