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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 curbside once per week in blue, 95-gallon, trash bins with lids the are supplied by Waste Connections of Tennessee. Recyclable items are picked up once a week curbside in the brown cart with wheels, also 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. If you received your recycle cart before July 1, 2021, you likely have a 65-gallon cart. If you receive one after July 1, 2021, it will be a 95-gallon cart.

Collection services also include bi-annual household trash pickup in the spring and fall, annual brush pickup in the spring, and annual leaf pickup late fall. 

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
Phone Books       
 

Newspaper
   
Junk Mail
  ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED

 
Styrofoam
CARDBOARD  
Ceramics
Corrugated Cardboard    
 
Tempered or Window Glass
Boxboard
 
Batteries

 
Light Bulbs
METAL CANS  
Hardback Books
Aluminum
 
Credit Cards 
Steel
 
VCR Tapes
   
Compact Discs
   
Bicycle Tires/Tubes
   
Glass
   
Diapers (adult or child)
   
Household trash




 

*Recycled items should not be in plastic bags.

NOTE:
  • RECYCLED ITEMS SHOULD NOT BE IN PLASTIC BAGS. 
  • UNACCEPTED ITEMS PLACED IN BROWN BINS WILL RESULT IN YOUR RECYCLING NOT BEING PICKED UP THAT WEEK.
  • HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ARE NOT 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.