Garbage

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

Last item for navigation
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share via Email
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


Patience Melnik
Waste and Resources Manager
[email protected]
865-215-4311
Makenzie Read
Waste and Resources Coordinator
[email protected]
865-215-4311



NOTICE REGARDING HOLIDAYS: “When in doubt, set it out!” Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only days of the year when curbside trash and recycling are not picked up as scheduled. For the days following those two holidays, collection is delayed by one day and Sanitation Workers work through Saturday to catch up. The following Monday, service resumes as usual.


Report Missed Pickup What's My Service Day?
Curbside Garbage Guide Bulky Waste
Backdoor Commercial Waste Services
Solid Waste Facility Resources
FAQs


MISSED GARBAGE PICKUP


If your gray City of Knoxville garbage cart was not emptied on your regular pickup day, please follow these guidelines:
  • Leave your cart at the curb; do not pull it back to your house. Occasionally drivers work late or collect missed carts the next day.
  • Wait until the next business day to report. Trucks break down, construction blocks roads, and stops are rerouted. Even if you've noticed a pattern of when the truck comes by, there are no set times for pickup. You can't be sure you were missed until the following day; therefore, please wait to report.

  • Report within two business days of being missed. If Monday is your pickup day, for example, please report on Tuesday or Wednesday. If you miss the reporting window, we still want to know--but the driver can't return for the trash until the next scheduled pickup day.

  • Report by calling 311 or by using the "Report Missed Pickup" button above. For fastest service, please do not email to report. Consider downloading the "My Knoxville App" to report trash misses or any other City-related issue.