Solid Waste Management Facility

Public Service Director

Chad Weth
(865) 215-2060

1400 Loraine Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Charles Thomas
Waste Facility Manager

Solid Waste Management Facility
Transfer Station - Household Hazardous Waste
1033 Elm Street
Knoxville, TN 37921
Office: 865-215-6700
Fax: 865-215-6711

1033 Elm Street
Located off of the I-275 W. Baxter Ave. exit

The Solid Waste Management Facility is where individuals and businesses can dispose of a wide variety of solid waste materials.  Here you can rid yourself of recyclables, tires, building materials, construction/ demolition debris, and most other material's not permitted in daily garbage collections per Waste Connections guidelines.

Along with Solid Waste disposal, the Solid Waste Management Facility also manages a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) component. This facility offers Knoxville and Knox County residents a permanent drop-off for their hazardous household materials. Citizens can use HHW to dispose of items such as: automotive oil and fuel (10 gal. limit per day), additives, antifreeze, bleach, cooking grease, fluorescent tubes & compact fluorescent light bulbs, fungicides/wood preservatives, herbicides, pesticides, household batteries (rechargeable and hazardous, no alkaline), paint, among other things.

Solid Waste Management FacilityFAQ's


Individuals and businesses can dispose of a wide variety of solid waste materials at the transfer station.

All vehicles are required to separate recyclables, tires, building materials, construction/ demolition debris, and any other material as directed by the attendant and unload them in appropriate areas of the facility.


Loose asbestos, asphalt, commercial hazardous waste, contaminated soil, dead animals, lighting ballasts, hot ashes, medical waste, sludge, railroad ties over 3 ft. in length, yard waste and large amounts of rock, brick, concrete, or dirt.

BALLASTS: Residents can take ballasts to Batteries Plus for a small fee depending on total weight of the ballasts. Batteries Plus is located at 222 N Peters Rd., Knoxville, TN 37923, 865-692-0002. Other places in the Greater Knoxville Area include: Spectra Recycling at 1627 Robert C Jackson Dr., Maryville, TN 37801, 865-982-2995 and Southeast Recycling Tech 906 at Chase Dr., Johnson City, TN 37604, 423-282-2022.

ROCK, BRICK, CONCRETE, DIRT: You may bring up to two wheelbarrows full of rock, brick, concrete, or dirt only. Any more than that amount cannot be accepted since it will damage the machinery we use to process materials.

YARD WASTE: Yard waste may be disposed of at Shamrock Organic Products 865-524-0109 located at 2501 Ailor Avenue or, the Chestnut Ridge Landfill 865-457-7810 or the Poplar View Landfill 865-525-7720.


The City reserves the right to refuse any materials. All vehicles are required to cross the scales and  must be able to unload in 30 minutes or less. No material may be removed from the SWMF.


Transfer Station and Household Hazardous Waste
Sun: Closed
Mon - Tue - Thur - Fri: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed: 7:00 am - 12 Noon
Sat: 8:00 am - 12 Noon
(*Amnesty Sat. until 1:00 pm)


Garbage and Building Materials - $45 per ton with a minimum fee of $1.00. Cash or Check only

Construction & Demolition Debris - $45 per ton with a minimum fee of $1.00. Cash or Check only

HHW and Recycling - No Charge.

* Appliances containing refrigerant are subject to regular tipping fees due to additional handling requirements.


The first Saturday of each month, unless specified during a holiday, City residents only may dispose of garbage and construction demolition debris free of charge. Due to high volumes, no commercial vehicles and no roofing shingles can be accepted on Amnesty Saturday.