The Athens Pride Car is a free service to residents of Athens. The pride car is intended for the disposal of large items such as appliances, furniture, and brush. It is delivered on the scheduled day to the resident and is picked up on a later day (see chart below), and transported to the landfill and emptied.
To schedule a pride car, call Public Works at (423) 744-2749 or email.
There are some items that cannot be put in the pride car. Such as, but not limited to:
Limbs over three (3) inches in diameter,
food waste, animal waste, or human waste
automobile parts ( batteries, transformers, automobile fuel tanks, tires or any large automobile parts), combustible items ( gas, oil, paint, lacquer thinner, pesticides, or empty paint/thinner cans, Lp gas tanks)
,building materials ( boards, shingles, lumber, concrete, blocks, rocks, bricks, asbestos, insulation, sheet rock dirt, gravel, or fill materials),
appliances with compressor still intact (compressor's must be professionally removed prior to pick up),
loose leaves, household garbage of any kind
Pride cars are only available for pick-up or delivery on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Pride cars that are delivered on Tuesday will be picked up on Friday. Pride cars that are delivered on Friday are picked up the following Tuesday. Requests to keep Pride car for additional days cannot be accomodated due to the high demand of the service.
If the pick-up day falls on a holiday, it will be picked up the following working day.
If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at (423) 744-2745 or email.