REMEMBER: Even if what you would like to recycle is not accepted at any of the recycling centers below, you can still find recycling services that can. Use the Earth911 Recycle Center Search box in the right column of this page or go to Earth911.com to find the correct recycling center.
Briceville, 1413 Briceville Highway, 865-426-6909
Frost Bottom, 289 Frost Bottom Road, 865-435-6779
Glen Alpine, 901 Sinking Springs Road, 865-457-4684
Green Valley, 1992 Lake City Highway, 865-457-9727
Marlow, 111 Ford Road, 865-435-9848
Wolf Valley, 1505 Clinton Highway, 865-463-7313
Hours of Operation: All of the above convenience centers are open Monday – Saturday from 7:00am to 6:00pm. Materials Accepted:Please call each individually to find out what types of materials are recycled at each location.
Blockhouse Valley Road, 1480 Blockhouse Valley Road in Clinton, 865-463-6845
Hours of Operation: 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 8 m to 1 pm. Wednesdays from 8 am to 4 pm. But these hours change. CALL FIRST!
See http://www.litterfreeintennessee.org/center-locations/blockhouse-valley-road/ for a list of items accepted and not accepted.
- Unaccepted items need to be brought to the household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event. Please call 865-463-6845 for the date of the next HWW event.
Oak Ridge Convenience Center, 400 Warehouse Road, 865-482-3656
For Oak Ridge residents only!
Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday 7:30am to 6:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm (3:00pm to 7:00pm during daylight savings time) Materials Accepted: all items collected at curbside and backdoor (see above), residential yard waste, automotive oil, antifreeze, lead-acid batteries
Materials NOT Accepted: hazardous materials (i.e. chemicals, paint thinners or strippers, adhesives, pesticides, fertilizers, household cleaners, fuel of any kind, etc.).
- These types of items need to be brought to the household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event. Please call 865-463-6845 for the date of the next HWW event.
The East Tennessee Technology Access Center -- http://www.ettac.org -- accepts donations of working computers, iPads, and other electronic devices for use by people with various forms of disabilities. A webpage at http://ettac.org/donate.html outlines their requirements and what they use the computers for. (They are likely to modify the devices to meet the needs of specific clients.) It indicates that computers need to have a processor speed of at least 500 Mhz. Oak Ridger Louise McKown, who works at ETTAC, described their requirements as "XP or better."
Disposal of smoke detectors with radioactive elements in them — Ionization smoke detectors containing less than 1 μCi of Americium-241 are exempt from Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations. This means that Federal Law does not prohibit the disposal of these detectors in the normal municipal waste stream. There are, however, a number of State and local regulations and/or laws that do prohibit disposal of ionization smoke detectors in the municipal waste stream. In Oak Ridge, disposal in the trash is permitted