Knox County Tennessee

NOTICE: On January, 11th, 2023 all Convenience Centers will begin closing every Wednesday for maintenance, repairs, and training purposes. Both the current and new hours of operation and their effective dates are shown below.

CURRENT HOURS (until 1/11/2023):

Convenience Centers Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Closed
*Reminder that beginning Wednesday January 11th 2023 all Convenience Centers will begin closing on Wednesdays.


NEW HOURS (beginning 1/11/2023):

Knox County Convenience Center Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed: Wednesdays, Sundays & holidays

Gates close promptly at published closing times.

2022 Convenience Center Holiday & Planned Closure Schedule (remaining)

Convenience Centers may be closed on the following holidays for Calendar Year 2022. Planned quarterly maintenance & in-service training closures scheduled for Wednesdays in the middle of March, June, September, and December. Center users are urged to call the office at 865-215-5865 and listen to our outgoing greeting for definitive information on changes in our holiday schedule, holiday operating ours, or upcoming center closures because the outgoing voicemail greeting is updated prior to each closure to provide accurate information about center hours.

  • Thursday November 24, 2022 - Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday November 25, 2022 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Friday December 23, 2022 - Christmas Holiday
  • Saturday December 24, 2022 - Christmas Holiday

2023 Convenience Center Holiday Closure Schedule

Convenience Centers may be closed on the following holidays for Calendar Year 2022. Planned quarterly maintenance & in-service training closures scheduled for Wednesdays in the middle of March, June, September, and December. Center users are urged to call the office at 865-215-5865 and listen to our outgoing greeting for definitive information on changes in our holiday schedule, holiday operating ours, or upcoming center closures because the outgoing voicemail greeting is updated prior to each closure to provide accurate information about center hours.

  • Monday, January 2, 2023 -New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 16, 2023 -Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 20, 2023 -Presidents' Day
  • Friday, April 7, 2023 -Spring Holiday
  • Monday, May 29, 2023 -Memorial Day
  • Monday, June 19, 2023 -Emancipation Day
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2023 -Independence Day
  • Monday, September 4, 2023 -Labor Day
  • Friday, November 10, 2023 -Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 23, 2023 -Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, December 25, 2023 -Winter Holidays

2024 DRAFT Convenience Center Holiday Closure Schedule (to be revised November 2023)

  • Monday, January 1, 2024 -New Year's Day 
  • Monday, January 15, 2024 -Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 19, 2024 -Presidents' Day
  • Monday, May 27, 2024 -Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024 -Juneteenth (centers began closing every Wednesday on 01/11/2023)
  • Thursday, July 4, 2024 -Independence Day 
  • Monday, Sep 2, 2024 -Labor Day
  • Monday, November 11, 2024 -Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 28, -Thanksgiving Day
  • Tuesday, December 24, -Christmas Eve
  • Wednesday, December 25, -Christmas Day (centers began closing every Wednesday on 01/11/2023)
Get Connected
  • twitter
  • rss
  • email

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
Department Email