Household trash & Recycling Information

The City contracts with Waste Connections of Tennessee for the collection and disposal of residential trash and recycling. Residential household trash is picked up once a week at the resident's backdoor in trash bins with lids the are supplied by the resident. Recyclable items are picked up once a week curbside in the brown 65-gallon cart with wheels supplied by Waste Connections of Tennessee. If there is not a brown cart at your residence, please call (865) 482-3656 to have one delivered. Collection services also include an annual household trash pick-up and a brush pick-up, both in the spring, and a leaf pick-up late fall. 

WHAT ITEMS WILL BE PICKED UP AT MY BACKDOOR?* 
Only household trash is picked up at the back door.
Please note that Waste Connections does not supply household trash bins with lids, residents must purchase their own. 

WHAT RECYCLABLE ITEMS WILL BE PICKED UP CURBSIDE IN THE BROWN BIN WITH WHEELS?**
PAPER PLASTICS 
Office Paper - NO SHREDDED PAPER
Magazines
File Folders
 
Codes 1 through 7 must be stamped on item
NO PLASTIC BAGS or GROCERY BAGS (Effective Immediately - 7/10/18)

Phone Books       
 

Newspaper
   
Junk Mail
  ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED CURBSIDE*

 
No Styrofoam
CARDBOARD  
No Ceramics
Corrugated Cardboard    
 
No Tempered or Window Glass
Boxboard
 
No Batteries

 
No Light Bulbs
METAL CANS  
No Hardback Books
Aluminum
 
No Credit Cards 
Steel
 
No VCR Tapes
   
No Compact Discs
   
No Bicycle Tires/Tubes


 
NO GLASS (effective January 1, 2017)
NO DIAPERS (adult or child)
*Recycled items should not be in plastic bags.

The items below are no longer considered recyclable
and will NOT be accepted curbside or in the recycling containers 
at either of the convenience centers.
They are to be landfilled,
which means they are to be placed in your regular household trash.
This is 
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
 (7-10-18).

  • NO PLASTIC BAGS 
  • NO GROCERY BAGS
  • NO SHREDDED PAPER 
*HOUSEHOLD TRASH 
PLACED IN 
BROWN BINS 
WILL NOT BE PICKED UP!

**UNACCEPTED ITEMS PLACED IN THE BROWN BINS WILL RESULT IN
YOUR RECYCLING NOT BEING PICKED UP THAT WEEK!

NOTE: Hazardous Materials will not be accepted!

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:  
Waste Connections only observes the following holidays:
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

    If a holiday falls on Monday, trash/recycling will be picked up on Tuesday, with Friday routes being collected on Saturday. For example, if the holiday is on Monday, pick-up will run one day late all week. If the holiday is on Thursday, then only Thursday and Friday will be delayed one day. If the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, collection services will not be affected. All other holidays will be normal collection days.
For further information, please contact Waste Connections of Tennessee at (865) 482-3656.