Construction Dumpsters and Construction Trailers

Construction Dumpsters

The Town regulates these very closely, but they can be accommodated in most cases for renovations of existing buildings.  Construction dumpsters are only appropriate sites that either have a valid Building Permit, or one has been applied for, from the Codes Division.  They should:

  • Be located to the side or the rear of the site (to the maximum extent practicable);
  • Be located on the same site, or in the same development, as the related construction;
  • Not be located within a floodplain or otherwise obstruct drainage flow;
  • Not be placed within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant or within a required landscaping area;
  • Be located outside of any required tree protection fencing and the drip line of existing trees;
  • Be removed promptly after the CO is issued or the work has been completed; and
  • Be located in a place where the delivery or pickup vehicle can access the dumpster via a permanent temporary gravel construction driveway.

Dumpsters - Permanent

If you need a new dumpster or trash can for your solid waste needs, the locations should be shown on a plan submitted to the Town and the should be screened.  Contact the Planning Division at (901) 457-2360 for more information.

Construction Trailers

Construction trailers may be permitted on a construction site associated for which a valid Building Permit has been issued, or applied for, from the Codes Division.  Construction trailers shall be removed from a construction site prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, or if the building permit becomes otherwise void.  Construction trailers should also:

  • Be located to the side or the rear of the site (to the maximum extent practicable);
  • Be located on the same site, or in the same development, as the related construction;
  • Located outside of any required tree protection fencing and the drip line of existing trees;
  • not be used for sales, leasing, residential uses, or hiring for the principal use under construction.

For more information or questions on construction dumpsters, please contact the Building & Codes Department at (901) 457-2310 or by email.

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      500 Poplar View Parkway
      Collierville, TN 38017

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      Phone: 901-457-2200

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