Christmas Tree Collection

Public Service Director

Chad Weth
(865) 215-2060

3131 Morris Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37909

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**Christmas tree collection in the City is the same process as for brush collection. After all decorations have been removed, trees should be placed at the street for collection. Please note that Public Service Department crews will be concentrating on leaf collection and will pick up brush and Christmas trees as time allows. The regular two week schedule for brush will not begin until March 1st, depending on the area of the City. Thank you for your patience.**


You can recycle your old or unwanted Christmas lights via a Sunshine Industries Initiative at these Pilot Flying J locations between November 21st and January 31st:

• 701 Campbell Station Rd
• 2218 Cumberland Ave
• 13065 Kingston Pike
• 405 Lovell Rd
• 6900 Maynardville Pike
• 410 Merchants Rd
• 421 North Cedar Bluff Rd
• 136 N Northshore Dr
• 9550 Northshore Dr
• 7686 Northshore Dr
• 5800 Oak Ridge Highway
• 2918 Tazewell Pike
• 206 Walker Springs Rd

Other Christmas lights drop-off locations include:

• Three Rivers Market at 1100 N Central Street 
• Scripps Network at 550 Frank Gardner Ln
• Sunshine Industries Headquarters at 3000 N. Central Street.

By donating your old lights to the above listed locations, you can keep them out of the landfill and properly recycle them plus this effort supports Arc Knox County/Sunshine Industries in providing jobs for adults with disabilities.

Other drop-off locations not affiliated with Sunshine Industries include:

• Any City of Knoxville recycling drop-off center (ONLY when given to a Goodwill attendant between 9am - 5pm!)
• County convenience centers at Halls, Dutchtown, John Sevier, & Karns (MUST be given to an attendant!)
• The City of Knoxville HHW facility located at 1033 Elm St (for City and Knox County residents only)


City residents can also take advantage of the County's Tree-Cycling program.

After Jan. 1, 2018, City residents can leave trees at one of the Knox County convenience centers listed below: 

• Dutchtown Convenience Center – 10618 Dutchtown Road
• Halls Convenience Center – 3608 Neal Drive
• John Sevier Convenience Center – 1950 West John Sevier Highway
• Karns Convenience Center – 6930 Karns Crossing Lane
• Powell Convenience Center – 7311 Morton View Lane
• Tazewell Pike Convenience Center – 7201 Tazewell Pike

Trees must be cleaned of all ornaments, lights, wire, string and other decor before bringing them to be tree-cycled.

More info available at Knox County Solid Waste