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PUBLIC SERVICE
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Street Maintenance
Alleys
Animal Pick-Up
Ice and Snow Removal
Pothole Patching
Right-Of-Way-Mowing
Storm Drains Maintenance
Street Sweeping
Neighborhood Codes Enforcement
Abandoned vehicles
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David Brace
Director of Public Service

dbrace@cityofknoxville.org
Room 467, City County Building
865-215-2060
Fax: 865-215-2420

Recycling

Garbage Collection-Waste Connections
865-522-0078
Recycling Information
Call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311
Solid Waste Management Facility
865-215-6700
Neighborhood Codes Enforcement
Call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311
Street Service Request Line
Call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311
Horticultural Services
865-215-6008

Schedule for Routine Services:

  • Household Garbage collection (Waste Connections) - weekly.
  • Bulky Waste collection - every week with your household garbage.
  • Brush collection - every two weeks from Feb. 1 to Nov. 1. To prevent traffic accidents, please do not place brush piles in streets.
  • Leaf collection - four pickups in each neighborhood between Nov. 1 and Feb. 1. Leaves should be placed in piles along the curb rather than in rows.
  • Street Cleaning - all streets will be swept on an as needed basis and alley maintenance will be done twice each year.
  • Right-of-way mowing - every four weeks between Apr. 1 and Oct. 15 and as needed at other times of the year.
  • Pothole patching - to report a problem please call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311 to report potholes which will then be filled as soon as possible.
  • Dead Animal Pick-up - to report a problem please call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311.
  • Neighborhood Codes Enforcement - to report a problem please call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311.

    Construction and demolition debris is not collected by City crews or Waste Connections. You are responsible for this disposal. Leaving construction debris on the curb is a violation.

    Help Us Help You!

    There are a few things that citizens can remember that will help keep our neighborhoods safer and cleaner:

    Brush and other yard waste should be gathered in piles measuring 6' X 6' X 6' and, to prevent traffic problems, should not be placed in the streets. Each home is allowed four 32-gallon covered garbage containers. Large 55-gallon drums will not be emptied by Waste Connections. Tree trimmings and cutting debris created by private companies and/or contractors must be removed by the company. Open burning is prohibited, except as provided by the Fire Prevention Code and state and local air pollution control regulations. Property owners are responsible for keeping their property in a clean and sanitary condition.

    Visit our Solid Waste Office for information on recycling, composting and waste management.
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