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.
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.
125 Cedar Place at the entrance of the Norris Public Works Building.
Cardboard may be dropped off. Pour used motor oil into recycle tank or after hours leave in clean container (with tight lid) by the tanks.
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