City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday and Monday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day.
Waste Connections, the city’s household garbage and recycling hauler, will also be closed on Monday, Dec. 25, and garbage and recycling will not be collected that day. Residential and downtown collections typically scheduled for Monday collection will resume Tuesday, and the collection schedule will offset by one day for the remainder of the week.
Waste Connections will pick up on Jan. 1.
Following the Christmas holiday, properly bagged excess holiday household trash and broken-down cardboard set next to full garbage carts will be picked up – a one-time exception to the requirement that all bags be placed inside carts. Residents will need to have garbage and recycling containers out for pickup before 7 a.m. on their holiday-week pickup day.
The city’s recycling centers will be open for recycling drop-offs, but the Goodwill attendant will only be available for donations of household goods until 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. The center will be unstaffed but open for recycling drop-off on Monday, Dec. 25, and Monday, Jan. 1.
KAT buses will run on Sunday, Dec. 24, on regular Sunday schedules. There will be no KAT service on Monday, Dec. 25, or Monday, Jan. 1.
Christmas tree recycling and drop-off will run through January at six Knox County trash and recycling centers. Trees must be cleaned of all ornaments, lights, wire, string and other decor before bringing them to a center.
City of Knoxville residents can place their bare trees at the curb for pick-up by public service workers as time and resources allow between regular leaf collection and monthly brush pick-up.
County convenience centers are at: 10618 Dutchtown Rd., 3608 Neal Dr. in Halls, 1950 W. Gov. John Sevier Hwy., 6930 Karns Crossing Lane in Karns, 7311 Morton View Lane in Powell, and 7201 Tazewell Pike in Gibbs.