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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW)
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Solid Waste / Recycling
City of Knoxville and Knox County residents may dispose of household hazardous waste by taking it to the city's Solid Waste Facility located at 1033 Elm Street.

Hours:
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)

Residents may take up to 20 gallons of paint (20 one gallon cans or 4 five gallon buckets) or 100 pounds of HHW per visit.

The City Facility Accepts: Unacceptable Items
  • Adhesives
  • Air Conditioners (small window units)
  • Automotive Oil and Fuel (10 gal. limit/day)
  • Additives
  • Antifreeze
  • Bleach
  • Brake fluid
  • Car wax and cleaners
  • Carburetor and Fuel Injection Cleaners
  • Caulk
  • Computer systems (limit 2 per
    resident/quarter)
  • Cooking grease
  • Detergent
  • Drain openers
  • Flea collars
  • Fluorescent tubes & compact
    fluorescent light bulbs
  • Fungicides/Wood Preservatives
  • Gasoline
  • Grease and Rust Solvents
  • Herbicides
  • Household batteries (rechargeable
    and hazardous. No Alkaline)
  • Household cleaners
  • Insect repellant
  • Insecticide
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Lighter fluid
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Mothballs
  • Oven cleaner
  • Paint (20 gal. limit per day per container size)
  • Paint stripper and removers
  • Paint thinner
  • Pesticides
  • Pet spray and dip
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane Cylinders
  • Rat and mouse poison
  • Shoe polish
  • Spot remover
  • Stain
  • Starter Fluids
  • Toilet bowel cleaner
  • Transmission fluid
  • Tub and tile cleaner
  • TVs (limit 2 per resident/quarter)
  • Varnish
  • Weed killer
  • Windshield wiper fluid
  • Wood and Metal Cleaners and Polishers
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Industrial, commercial or business generated hazardous waste
  • Medical waste (needles can be put inside red medical sharp containers or two liter bottles with the lid and placed in your trash container)
  • Any household hazardous waste in commercial or work vehicles.
  • Any household hazardous waste from out of county residents.
  • Any household hazardous waste over 20 gallons or 100 pounds per household
  • Materials generated by any type of business (Commercial Hazardous Waste)
  • Non-propane Cylinders
  • Pressurized Fire Extinguishers
  • Radioactive Waste (including smoke detectors)
  • Unidentifiable Materials
  • Reduce Through Re-Use

    Materials that are in good condition and useable will be set aside at the Collection Center can be picked up by residents free of charge.
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