Important Service Update - March 23, 2020

To better protect our employees from potential exposures and continue to provide essential services we are taking the following measures. Effective Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 Waste Connections of TN will be changing service to “contents of cart only”.

We will be suspending collection services on any items left outside the container for trash and recycle. This change in service includes any bulky and yard items typically picked up and any extra recycle materials left outside the brown cart/bin. 

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Waste Connections of Tennessee

Providing residential garbage removal, commercial garbage collection, and Tennessee Recycling Programs

Customer Service — 865-522-8161
Front Load & Roll-Off Dispatch — 865-522-0367

2020 Household Hazardous Waste Events

Waste Connections of Tennessee in Knoxville encourages residential customers located in the counties listed below, to plan to bring their Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) to the 2020 events.  So far, only Spring events have been announced.


  • Cocke – April 4, 2020
  • Roane – May 2, 2020
  • Sevier – April 25, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation determines who may participate and where the upcoming events will occur.


  • Any Tennessee resident can participate in the Mobile Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Service.
  • Only households may use the service to dispose of hazardous wastes.
  • No commercial, institutional, or agri-business waste will be accepted.

2020 TN HHW Events by County (subject to change)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - Cocke County

4/4/2020 Time: 9:00 - 1:00
Myers Diversified, 880 Dixie Highway, Newport, TN
Contact: Meka Henderson (423) 623-1050 

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - Sevier County

4/25/2020 Time: 8:00 - 1:00
Sevierville Municipal Complex, 110 Gary Wade Blvd, Sevierville, TN
Contact: Lisa Bryant (865) 774-6677                                                                           

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - Roane County

5/2/2020 Time: 9:00 - 2:00
Roane County Recycling Facility, 215 White Pine Rd, Harriman, TN
Contact: Ralph Stewart (865) 590-7779 


Acceptable HHW Items

Automotive and Marine Products

  • antifreeze / coolant
  • body putty
  • carburetor and fuel injector cleaners
  • gasoline
  • grease and rust solvents, naval jelly
  • oil and fuel additives
  • starter fluids

Home Maintenance / Improvement Products

  • adhesives
  • driveway sealant
  • roofing tar
  • used strippers and thinners
  • wallpaper remover

Home Lawn and Garden Products

  • fertilizers
  • pesticides
  • wood preservatives


  • aerosols / compressed gas
  • compact fluorescent bulbs
  • fluorescent tubes
  • medicines / drugs
  • mercury thermostats and thermometers
  • needles and sharps (in a puncture-proof container)
  • photo processing chemicals
  • pool chemicals

Unacceptable HHW Items

Medical / Biological

  • any waste from a doctor's office, clinic, or veterinarian's office
  • dead animals
  • infectious wastes

Explosives / Ammunition

  • ammunition
  • fireworks
  • gun powder
  • military ordnance


  • radium paint
  • smoke detectors

Business / Institutional Waste

  • no agribusiness
  • no businesses, large or small
  • no colleges or universities
  • no home improvement or painting contractors
  • no hospitals
  • no schools


  • alkaline batteries - may be thrown away in the trash
  • automotive gas tanks
  • electronics – contact your local Solid Waste Department for guidance
  • empty containers of any kind
  • paint – contact your local Solid Waste Department for guidance

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