City Offices Closed Monday for MLK Holiday

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
[email protected]
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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City Offices Closed Monday for MLK Holiday

Posted: 01/11/2023
City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. 

Waste Connections will run its normal residential garbage and recycling routes on the holiday. Downtown crews will also collect trash and recyclables on a regular schedule.

The City's Solid Waste Facility, 1033 Elm St., will be closed from Saturday, Jan. 14, through Monday, Jan. 16 and resume regular hours on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.

The City's five recycling drop-off centers will be open Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, but the Goodwill attendant will not be on site to accept donations of household goods.

Monday’s closure includes the 311 Center for Service Innovation, which operates the 311 and 211 phone numbers. Residents who need to report issues to 311 or access 211 services on Monday are encouraged to download the My Knoxville app for Apple and Android devices to report potholes in local roads, graffiti, overgrown lots, and other neighborhood issues. Residents may visit the 211 website for a list of social services. 

Knoxville Area Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday, Jan. 16. Trolleys will not be operating, and the customer service counter and administrative offices will be closed.

As a reminder, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission’s Memorial March Parade will be held on Monday, June 19, 2023, followed by a Juneteenth commemoration. Visit to learn more and see a list of additional MLK Celebration events planned. 

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