City of Knoxville and Knox County residents may dispose of household hazardous waste by taking it to the City's Solid Waste Facility located at 1033 Elm Street.
The Solid Waste Management Facility offers a "Free for City
Residents" day on the first Saturday of each month unless there is a holiday. Scales will be closed and traffic volumes may be high.
The Solid Waste Management Facility will be closed this Saturday January 14th and on Monday January 16th to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The Facility will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday January 17th.
Mon - Tue - Thur - Fri: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed: 7:00 am - 12 Noon
Sat: 8:00 am - 12 Noon
(*Free for City Residents
day, the first Saturday of each month, until 1:00 pm)
Residents may take up to 20 gallons of paint (20 one gallon cans or 4 five gallon buckets full or partially full) or 100 pounds of HHW per day.
Latex paint can be solidified at home and disposed of in your household trash. You can solidify with kitty litter or another absorbent material, or leave cans open until it dries. Completely dried latex paint
can be disposed of in household trash.
The City Facility Accepts:
- Air Conditioners (small window units)
- Automotive Oil and Fuel (10 gal. limit/day)
- Batteries - Lead Acid
- Batteries - Rechargeable
- Brake fluid
- Car wax and cleaners
- Carburetor and Fuel Injection Cleaners
- Computer systems (limit 2 per resident/quarter)
- Cooking grease
- Drain openers
- Flea collars
- Fluorescent tubes & compact fluorescent light bulbs
- Fungicides/Wood Preservatives
- Grease and Rust Solvents
- Household batteries (rechargeable and hazardous. No Alkaline)
- Household cleaners
- Insect repellant
- Lighter fluid
- Mercury Thermometers
- Oven cleaner
- Paint (20 gal. limit per day per container size)
- Paint stripper and removers
- Paint thinner
- Pet spray and dip
- Pool chemicals
- Propane Cylinders
- Rat and mouse poison
- Shoe polish
- Spot remover
- Starter Fluids
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Transmission fluid
- Tub and tile cleaner
- TVs (limit 2 per resident/quarter, 19" and smaller)
- Weed killer
- Windshield wiper fluid
Reduce Through Re-Use
- Ammunition, explosives, fireworks (contact law enforcement at 865-215-4010)
- Industrial, commercial or business generated hazardous waste
- Medical waste (needles can be put inside red medical sharp containers or two liter bottles with the lid and placed in your trash container)
- Any household hazardous waste in commercial or work vehicles.
- Any household hazardous waste from out of county residents.
- Any household hazardous waste over 20 gallons or 100 pounds per household
- Materials generated by any type of business (Commercial Hazardous Waste)
- Non-propane Cylinders
- Pressurized Fire Extinguishers
- Radioactive Waste (including smoke detectors - visit https://www.jmac.com/Articles.asp?ID=350 for proper disposal)
- Unidentifiable Materials
Materials that are in good condition and useable will be set aside at the Collection Center can be picked up by residents free of charge.