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Centers

There are no fees to use Knox County Convenience Centers. Centers are only for Knox County residents to bring their own residential waste and recycling. Businesses’ wastes (including non-profits), people hauling waste from rental properties, and contractors coming with waste from paid jobs will be directed to waste disposal facilities that charge disposal fees. There are rules about how much waste can be delivered per day and rules about where items must be placed by center users. Some materials that are not accepted at the drop-off centers, not accepted at certain locations or accepted with limits. Each center offers comprehensive recycling options. Knox County residents may drop off as much recycling as they wish. There is a link to the Convenience Center Policies document below. We limit non-recyclable household waste to one standard 5x8 pickup per household per day. Heaping loads and very large trailers WILL be turned away. If you have a large amount of waste that exceeds the daily limit you will have to dispose of your waste the same as a commercial waste generator.


Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Drop-off centers will be closed on specific holidays. Please refer to the Holiday Schedule, or call 865-215-5865 for more information. 


Click on links below for drop-off locations and directions

  • Carter
    8815 Asheville Hwy
    (Just east off of Asheville Highway and the Andrew Johnson Highway Split)
    CARTER CONVENIENCE CENTER NOW OPEN
    TAKE NOTE: Automotive fluid, motor oil, anti-freeze, and cooking oil still not accepted but will be phased in soon.
  • Dutchtown
    10618 Dutchtown Road
    (Easy access from Lovell Rd or Pellissippi Parkway)
  • Halls
    3608 Neal Drive
    (A few hundred yards past Kmart)
  • John Sevier
    1950 W. Governor John Sevier Highway
    (at Twin Creek Rd area between Alcoa Highway and Chapman Highway)
  • Karns
    6930 Karns Crossing Lane
    (near Rocky Tops a half mile east of Ingles)
  • Powell
    7311 Morton View Lane
    (Just east of the railroad tracks off of West Beaver Creek Road in Powell)
  • Tazewell Pike / Gibbs
    7201 Tazewell Pike
    (Just south of Emory Road)

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHW) is managed and operated by the City of Knoxville. The City of Knoxville waste facility has different hours and holiday schedules than County drop off centers. For more information on hours of operation please contact HHW directly at 865-215-6700.

Household Hazardous Waste
Link above will take you to the City of Knoxville Website.
HHW is located at 1033 Elm Street.

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Solid Waste Administrative Office


Phone: 865-215-JUNK (5865)
Fax: 865-215-5820

Solid Waste administrative Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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