Solid Waste Facility

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

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HOLIDAY & WEATHER ALERTS: The Solid Waste Facility will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th, resuming normal business hours on Thursday, June 20th.


Solid Waste Management FacilityNOTICE: EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022, FEES INCREASED TO $70/TON. LOADS CONTAINING SHINGLES INCREASED TO $80/TON.

Additionally, loads weighing over two tons are no longer accepted.

Charles Thomas
Waste Facility Manager

Solid Waste Facility
1033 Elm Street
Knoxville, TN 37921
Fax: 865-215-6711

Transfer Station/Scale House: 865-215-6700
Household Hazardous Waste: 865-215-6710

ATTENTION: The Transfer Station cannot accept the following credit/debit cards at this time. Once the issue with the card reader is fixed, this message will be removed from our webpage. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Apple Metal Cards
  • Chime
  • Citi MC (Citi Visa is accepted)
  • Divvy
  • Venmo

Residents and businesses can dispose of a wide variety of materials at the Solid Waste Facility, which is conveniently located off of the I-275 Baxter Exit (# 1A) near downtown. The Solid Waste Facility houses both the Transfer Station and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Please click below for hours, fees, accepted materials, and all restrictions.

The Solid Waste Facility only accepts credit or debit cards—NO CASH.

Transfer Station Household Hazardous Waste
Waste and Resources Home Page
2023 Downtown Solid Waste Study [PDF]