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Solid Waste / Recycling
Waste Facility Manager
Solid Waste Management Facility
Transfer Station - Household Hazardous Waste
1033 Elm Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Office: 865-215-6700
Fax: 865-215-6711

1033 Elm Street
Located off of the I-275 W. Baxter Ave. exit
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The Solid Waste Management Facility is where individuals and businesses can dispose of a wide variety of solid waste materials.  Here you can rid yourself of recyclables, tires, building materials, construction/ demolition debris, and most other material's not permitted in daily garbage collections per Waste Connections guidelines.

Along with Solid Waste disposal, the Solid Waste Management Facility also manages a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) component. This facility offers Knoxville and Knox County residents a permanent drop-off for their hazardous household materials. Citizens can use HHW to dispose of items such as: automotive oil and fuel (10 gal. limit per day), additives, antifreeze, bleach, cooking grease, fluorescent tubes & compact fluorescent light bulbs, fungicides/wood preservatives, herbicides, pesticides, household batteries (rechargeable and hazardous, no alkaline), paint, among other things.


What is a Transfer Station?

Individuals and businesses can dispose of a wide variety of solid waste materials at the transfer station.

All vehicles are required to separate recyclables, tires, building materials, construction/ demolition debris, and any other material as directed by the attendant and unload them in appropriate areas of the facility.

Materials Not Accepted Include:

Loose asbestos, asphalt, commercial hazardous waste, contaminated soil, dead animals, hot ashes, medical waste, sludge, railroad ties over 3 ft. in length, yard waste and large amounts of rock, brick, concrete, or dirt. You may bring up to two wheelbarrows full of rock, brick, concrete, or dirt only. Any more than that amount cannot be accepted since it will damage the machinery we use to process materials. Yard waste may be disposed of at Shamrock Organic Products 865-524-0109 located at 2501 Ailor Avenue or, the Chestnut Ridge Landfill 865-457-7810 or the Poplar View Landfill 865-525-7720.

 Solid Waste  Management FacilityRules/Regulations:

  • The City reserves the right to refuse any materials.
  • All vehicles must be able to unload in 30 minutes or less.
  • No material may be removed from the SWMF without the attendant's permission.

    Hours of Operation:

    Transfer Station and Household Hazardous Waste
    Sun: Closed
    Mon - Tue - Thur - Fri: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Wed: 7:00 am - 12 Noon
    Sat: 8:00 am - 12 Noon
    (*Amnesty Sat. until 1:00 pm)

    SWMF stationFee Structure:

    Garbage and Building Materials - $45 per ton with a minimum fee of $1.00. Cash or Check only

    Construction & Demolition Debris - $45 per ton with a minimum fee of $1.00. Cash or Check only

    HHW and Recycling - No Charge

    Amnesty Saturdays:

    The first Saturday of each month, unless specified during a holiday, City residents only may dispose of garbage and construction demolition debris free of charge. Due to high volumes, no commercial vehicles and no vehicles from outside of Knox County can be accepted on Amnesty Saturday.

    For more information on the Solid Waste Management Facility, please choose from the links provided below:

    Backyard Composting
    Battery Recycling Program
    Bulky Waste Collection
    Christmas Tree Collection
    Computer Recycling
    Courtesy Boxes
    Hard to Recycle Items
    Household Garbage Collection
    Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
    Illegal Dumping and Littering
    Map of Recycling Centers
    Protect the Planet
    Recycling Events
    Recycling Facts
    Related Waste Management Links

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