TRASH COLLECTION UPDATE
December 14, 2022
In 2017, Waste Pro and the Town of Atoka entered a five-year contract with an optional five-year extension. Over the past couple years, there have been trash collection issues which the Town has attempted to resolve with Waste Pro. We are at the end of the initial five-year contract with Waste Pro which ends on December 31, 2022.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen and staff are attentive to your trash collection concerns and frustrations. The Town understands that it has been very difficult at times and appreciates your patience.
The Town requested proposals from potential new trash collection contractors and has selected a new collection contractor.
Beginning January 3, 2023, Republic Services will be the new service provider for the Town of Atoka. Town staff is coordinating with our new provider on container distribution and other logistics details.
Watch your mailboxes for direct mail from Republic Services with your collection day.
Trash Collection Vendor Change
Trash Street List
Trash Q & A
Solid WasteThe 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 schedule map, click here. To view the collection street list, click here.
Trash Questions in the transition from WASTE PRO to REPUBLIC, 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 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.
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*
- Christmas Day
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.
Report an Issue
Atoka Public Works
Atoka Town Hall
334 Atoka-Munford Avenue
Phone: (901) 837-5300