Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste


Madeline Rogero
(865) 215-2040

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Brush Collection - Brush collection occurs every two weeks from March through October. To prevent traffic accidents, please do not place brush piles in streets.

Bulky Waste Collection - Bulky waste is picked up every week with your household garbage.

Garbage (Waste Connections) - Waste Connections picks up weeekly. Call Waste Connections at 865-522-0078.

Household Hazardous Waste - 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.

Leaf Collection - There are four pickups in each neighborhood from November through February. Leaves should be placed in piles along the curb rather than in rows.

Recycling - Household Curbside Service - Households in the City limits of Knoxville that receive weekly garbage collection are eligible for the curbside recycling program. There is currently a waiting list.

Recycling - Drop-Off Center - There are several recycling drop-off supercenters in the city that are operated in conjunction with Kroger and Goodwill Industries. The centers are open 24 hours a day.

Request a Courtesy Box - The City's Public Service Department provides courtesy dumpsters as a free service to all city residents two times per year.

Solid Waste Management Facility - The Solid Waste Management Facility is where individuals and businesses can dispose of a wide variety of solid waste materials.