Report trash, recycling or cart issues to (865) 215-4311 or [email protected]

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The City has 3 WAYS to Report Trash, Recycling or Cart Issues
CALL 311 Call 311 or 865-215-4311
EMAIL 311 Email 311 Office
SUBMIT FORM Submit 311 Online Form

 Waste & Resources Home Page
2023 Downtown Solid Waste Study [PDF]

Curbside Recycling Information

Yes/No Recycling Guide
2024 Curbside Recycling Calendar
For Residents Who Live on an Alley
What Happens to Knoxville's Recyclables
Recursos en español 

Wise Waste Information

ConServe Knoxville: ConServe Knoxville is a low-waste restaurant initiative in which eligible restaurants are certified to highlight their sustainable practices. 

Specialty Recycling and Donations Guide: A number of reusable household items are not accepted in the curbside recycling bin or at the City of Knoxville's recycling drop-off locations but are welcomed elsewhere. Unsure how to dispose of or recycle an item? This list can help. 

TDEC Medication Take Back Service: The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation offers a map of locations where unwanted pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medications can be disposed of safely. 

Waste Not Blog: The Waste Not Blog offers short recycling, sustainability, and environmental tips to help you reduce your waste.

Nonprofit Partners

Goodwill Knoxville: Goodwill of Knoxville staffs and maintains the 5 city recycling drop-off centers and accepts your gently used donations.

Ijams: Ijams is an environmental education center that encourages stewardship of the natural world by providing an urban greenspace for people to learn about and enjoy the outdoors through engaging experiences. 

Keep Knoxville Beautiful: KKB strives to inspire and empower Knox County communities to improve their quality of life through beautification and environmental stewardship. 

Looking for free recycling resources at your next event? Visit KKB's Event Recycling Program page for more information.