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.
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.
Starting in 2016, there are only two holidays that will impact your pick-up service.
In addition to curbside pickup, all Knoxville residents are encouraged to take their recycling to the following 24-hour Supercenters:
Kroger at I-640 Plaza - 4440 Western Ave. at Clinton
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.