CITY OF NORRIS SPRING CLEAN UP Spring Clean-up starts mid-April: look for announcements of specific dates in the Norris Bulletin Newspaper, city website under Calendar and Special Notices tabs, and the city bulletin board outside at the Norris Post Office. Call the city office at 865-494-7645 or the Public Works office at 865-494-0351 if you have specific questions. The City of Norris will pick up objects at curbside that are not too heavy for two men to handle. Items that cannot be picked up are:
unused cleaning supplies
freezers, refrigerators or other large appliances
anything with asbestos
BRUSH PICKUP Brush pickup is normally the first full week of each month, except for November and December when leaf pickup has priority. For safety, residents are required to keep all plant materials off of the sidewalks, parking areas, street ditches and gutters. Brush should be placed near, but not beyond, the curb. All limbs should be placed with the cut ends facing the same direction and horizontally for ease of pick-up. Limbs may be no larger than 6 inches in diameter or 8 feet in length. Please bag other loose non-brush plant material (like grass clippings). There is a one truck load limit per pickup day. Logs must be cut to a size that a city worker can safely lift into a dump trucking tractor up to 500 lbs. Brush pick-up is for residents who collect brush from their property. If you have a professional tree company take down your trees the brush and wood is NOT to be put on the curb for the city to pick up. Disposal is your responsibility.
LEAF PICKUP Leaf Pickup normally begins at the end of October and stops the first full week of January.The beginning and end of pick-up season is weather dependent. Leaves must not contain any brush, rocks or anything that could damage the leaf vacuum system. Keep leaf piles off streets and sidewalks and out of street drainage ditches and gutters. For leaf pickup during the off-season (Jan-Oct), please bag leaves, grass clippings and other loose plant material (like pine needles and mulch). Keep weight under 30 pounds and set at the curb (in different location than trash/recycle) for city workers to pick up. Chipped brush and shredded leaves are stored at Public Works, 125 Cedar Place, and are free for pickup to residents of Norris for garden mulch. Pickup times are 7:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM Monday thru Friday.