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Recycling and Household Waste Department

PLEASE NOTE: The Carter Center is currently under construction and only accepting bagged household trash for disposal.

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Waste and Recycling Center Hours

8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday- Friday
7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sat
closed Sunday and certain observed holidays

Department Head: Tom Salter

The Knox County Solid Waste Department delivers cost-effective services and provides quality information to help Knox County taxpayers efficiently recycle and dispose of residential waste.  This includes managing the Knox County recycling and household waste drop-off centers, providing comprehensive recycling options at the centers, diverting greenwaste away from landfills and making convenient disposal of household hazardous materials available for all Knox County residents. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us for more information.

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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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