Solid Waste Facility Closing Wednesdays

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Solid Waste Facility Closing Wednesdays

Posted: 07/17/2006
The City of Knoxville's Solid Waste Management Facility, located at 1033 Elm St., will be closed at noon on Wednesdays beginning Aug. 2.

The Solid Waste Management Facility actually includes two centers - a Solid Waste Transfer Station and a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

The closing of these facilities early on Wednesday will give employees the necessary time to maintain equipment and ensure strict adherence to environmental regulations.The Solid Waste Transfer Station processes more than 25,000 tons of waste collected from more than 53,000 vehicles, including those operated by the City of Knoxville.

Among the items accepted at the station are recyclables, tires, building materials and construction/ demolition debris.The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center processed nearly 170 tons of hazardous waste last year. About 12 percent of the material collected is latex paint, which is recycled for use in government buildings and by non-profit agencies."Amnesty Saturday" is held the first Saturday of each month and allows residents to dispose of extra garbage at no charge.

The facility's hours effective Aug. 2:

Transfer Station and Recycling

Sun: Closed
Mon - Tue - Thur - Fri: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed: 7:00 am - Noon
Sat: 8:00 am - Noon
(*Amnesty Saturday until 1:00 pm)

Household Hazardous Waste Center
Sun: & Mon. Closed
Tue - Thur - Fri: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - Noon
Sat: 8:00 am - Noon
(*Amnesty Saturday until 1:00 pm)