The City of Ringgold has an automated garbage collection system. This service is provided to residents and some small businesses inside the city limits of Ringgold. Residents and eligible businesses are provided one (1) 95-gallon trash can, which is the property of the City of Ringgold. Smaller trash cans (65 gallon) are available upon request, but we have a very limited number. This is a free service; however, there is a small fee for additional cans and a monthly charge to businesses only, with more than the one trash can.
Your collection day is based upon which side of the town you live on. Tuesday pick-ups include the west side of the underpass, such as Clearview Drive, Creeks Bend Drive and Welcome Hill area and for Chestnut Ridge Subdivision, Creekview Subdivision, Canyon Cove and Woodchuck Estates. Friday pick-ups include the east side of the underpass, such as Lafayette Street, Nashville Street and Tennessee Street, and Bluffview Subdivision. Businesses that the City’s picks up will be every Tuesday. If you are unclear as to what day your garbage will be picked up, please call Ringgold City Hall at (706) 935-3061.
Where do I need to place my trash can?
On your pick up day, you must have the trash can out by 7:30 a.m. and removed by that evening. The can must be facing the road so the lid will open up toward the road. The trash can cannot have anything within 3 feet of it, such as a mailbox, vehicle, etc. All trash must be bagged, this will help control debris from littering your neighborhood.
What do I do if my garbage was not picked up?
There could have been a number of reasons why your garbage was missed, please consider the following:
Was the trash can out by 7:30?
Was all the garbage in the can, not sitting around it or on top of it?
Was the trash can turned in the right position?
Was the trash can too close to something, vehicle, mailbox, etc…?
Was there other debris besides normal household garbage inside or beside the can?
The City of Ringgold prides itself on making sure all residents have regular uninterrupted garbage service. We do our best to make sure all garbage is picked up; however, we do rely on the residents to do their part to insure proper service. If your garbage was missed, please contact City Hall at (706)935-3061.
What if my normal pick-up day is on a holiday?
The City of Ringgold will make every effort notify it’s residents and businesses in changes of the garbage schedules. The City has several different ways of notication, such as advertising the change in the Catoosa County News, putting a notice on your water bill, advertising on the local TV stations, and there will be a notice on the public board at City Hall. If you have any questions regarding holiday pick-up you can call Ringgold City Hall at (706)935-3061.
What if I do not have a City issued trash can at my home?
If your home is newly constructed you would need to come by Ringgold City Hall at 150 Tennessee Street, Ringgold, Georgia to request one to be delivered to you. If you are moving into an existing home, there should already be a trash can there. If the can is missing, please contact the previous owner for it and ask that the can be returned.
What do I do if my trash can is damaged or stolen?
The can is property of the City and if your trash can is damaged or stolen you need to contact Ringgold City Hall at (706)935-3061. The City will try to repair a damaged can. If the can is stolen then a police report must be filed in order to receive a new can.
What if my trash can is not large enough for my household or business?
If you need an extra trash can there is a $60.00 fee, per extra can. For regular households this is a one-time fee and if you move you will need to contact City Hall at 706/935-3061 to have the extra can picked up. The $60.00 fee is non refundable. Businesses can also have an extra can with the same $60.00 fee; however, there is a $15.00 monthly charge added to your water bill per extra can for businesses.