Residential Tennessee trash service within the city limits of Knoxville is provided by Waste Connections of Tennessee.
For customer service, call 865-522-0078 or 865-522-8161
Residents of Knoxville do not need to sign up for curbside Tennessee trash service. They simply need to place their own garbage containers out by 7:00am on their service day.
The collection of leaves and brush is provided by the City of Knoxville.
To receive Knoxville curbside recycling service by Waste Connections of Tennessee, residents living within the city limits must sign up online.
Approved residents will receive a 95 Gallon (Brown / Gray) recycling cart and a bi-weekly Knoxville recycling schedule (see below). Knoxville recycling carts need to be placed at the curb no later than 7:00am on your day of service.
The City of Knoxville does not charge approved residents for this service.
There are only two holidays that will impact your pick-up service.
Please read the December 1, 2020 update on the Knoxville City Drop-Off Locations
In addition to curbside pickup, all Knoxville residents are encouraged to take their recycling to the following 24-hour Supercenters. Unlike curbside, glass bottles and jars are accepted at the Supercenters:
Goodwill at 5412 Pleasant Ridge Road (opened Dec 2, 2020)
Goodwill at W. Moody Ave. - 225 W. Moody Ave
Goodwill at Chilhowee Park - 210 Alice St (Corner of Magnolia Ave. & Alice - across from Chilhowee Park)
Goodwill at Cedar Bluff - 341 Parkvillage Rd
Downtown Recycling Center - 227 Willow Ave., Located in the City Parking lot under the exit ramp to Summit Hill
For plastic containers, please look for the recycle triangle and number on the bottom. It is not necessary to remove labels on containers, but please rinse them.
Please do not put Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) items in the trash or recycling containers. These items must be brought to the special location below for proper handling.
For residents of Knoxville and Knox County only.
Solid Waste Facility - HHW
1033 Elm St
Knoxville, TN 37921
|Weekdays||7:00am to 4:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am to Noon|
Materials that are in good condition and useable will be set aside at the Collection Center and can be picked up by residents free of charge.