Sanitation & Recycling Services


The Sanitation Services Division is led by Bruce Curtis and is responsible for all solid waste collections, and  Waste Connections is responsible for all recycling collection in Alcoa.

The City of Alcoa crews also maintain the grounds around all City buildings, maintain the City’s green-way trails, and keep street right-of-ways cleaned and mowed. A total of 20 employees work out of the Sanitation office located at the Service Center. Solid waste collection is provided yearlong with collections adjusted only for the New Years, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays.

General Information

  • All household garbage shall be placed in a provided City of Alcoa trash cart.
  • An additional roll out cart may be purchased for $67 at the Municipal Building.
  • All waste must be placed behind the curb or edge of pavement. If the slope of property is too steep, then items should be placed at edge of asphalt and call the Sanitation office for pickup.
  • Bag leaves except during fall and spring leaf collections
  • Do not place brush or bulky waste in the street.
  • Grass clippings must be bagged or placed in the roll out cart with garbage.

Is Your Business Looking for Solid Waste Services?

Call us at 865-380-4815 to have us be your solid waste service provider. Our reliable and friendly staff is exactly what your business needs! View our Summary of Commercial Service Rates (PDF).

Residential Garbage Routes

Public Works Proper Recycling Placement Photo

Two workers loading trash onto a truck.
A worker loading trash onto a truck.
A worker loading trash onto a truck.