Knox County is Accepting ONLY Bagged Garbage at the County Convenience Centers

Knox County will continue offering solid waste disposable services during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Engineering and Public Works has implemented a few changes to help manage the flow of household waste and recycling.


The County requests that residents:

  • Bring only bagged household trash and loose recyclables – limiting bulky or other waste; and
  • Keep spring cleaning, basement/garage cleanout and demolition waste at home.

The Convenience Centers, which are busiest on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, are not accepting any unbagged trash.


The Centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.


When visiting a Center, please practice physical distancing requirements and leave six feet between you and other people. Additionally, please be patient with fellow residents and staff as the Centers are experiencing higher-than-normal traffic.


Residents who need to talk with staff must first contact the Solid Waste Office at (865) 215-5865 between

8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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