Downtown Business Recycling & Garbage Services

Waste and Resources Manager

Patience Melnik
pmelnik@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-4311

400 Main St.
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Makenzie Read 
Waste and Resources Coordinator
mread@knoxvilletn.gov
865-215-2817 

Extensive and thorough trash service in Downtown Knoxville ensures that our downtown remains an enjoyable place to shop, dine, live, and work. City of Knoxville employees pick up residents' and business' trash daily, preventing unsanitary and unpleasant pile-ups, vermin, and litter. 

All property owners of commercial spaces located in downtown Knoxville are required to pay for waste disposal services unless they have provided the Waste and Resources Management Office proof of paying a private hauler for a dumpster. No property owner is exempt from these fees until proof of payment to a private hauler has been given. These fees do not apply to downtown properties that are 100% residential.

Please note that each business is not necessarily assigned a particular cart and that carts located throughout downtown are for both business and residential use- this applies to recycling carts as well. 

Please contact our office with any questions.