Recycling / Solid Waste

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The sanitation division is charged with the collection of residential and small commercial house hold refuse using twenty yard semi-automated rear loading refuse trucks.  The refuse is placed at the curb in ninety gallon roll out carts each week.

In the event of a holiday, refuse will be picked up the next business day.  Carts need to be placed at curbside by 6:00 a.m. Please leave cart there until you are serviced.
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This account provides for the expenses of the City's commingled recycling program.  The division funds two positions, provides for the maintenance of a semi-automated sanitation truck, and the contracted expense of separating and marketing the recyclables collected.  The program is primarily a blue bag program meaning customers place recyclables in blue plastic bags for biweekly curb side collection.  Blue recycling carts are also available from the Public Works Department.

Acceptable Items:

  • Plastics 1-7
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic Containers
  • Metal Cans
  • Mail Magazines, Mixed Paper, Newspapers & Catalogs
  • Paper & Paper Bags
  • Phone Books
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Up to (3) Buckets
  • Cartons
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
Please refrain from containers with motor oil, cooking oil, or salad oil.
No Styrofoam. Items placed in recycle cans should not be put in plastic bags. 

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Additional Recycling:

Used paint: Hamblen County Landfill
Motor Oil and Antifreeze: Most auto parts stores
Computers and Small Electronics: Goodwill Material Recovery Facility or Morristown Goodwill
Large Appliances and Vehicles: Morristown Iron and Metal
Used Tires: Hamblen County Landfill
Used Needles: Hamblen County Landfill

Information for additional Recycling locations:

Goodwill Material Recovery Facility
121 Pope Road, Morristown, TN 37813
(423) 353-1179

Morristown Iron and Metal Works
2540 Old Highway 25E, Morristown, TN 37813
(423) 581-6880

Hamblen County Landfill
3849 Sublett Road, Morristown, TN 37813
(423) 581-8784