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Solid Waste Services

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 6:00am - 5:00pm

Solid Waste Services manages garbage and recycling collection services for residential and commercial customers in Johnson City and Washington County. Approximately 95 percent of customers within the city have automated solid waste collection services. Our extensive recycling program includes curbside services, convenience sites, e-waste programs, and much more. Solid Waste Services strives to provide safe and efficient collection of our customers' solid waste items while maintaining a healthy environment for all those who live, work and visit our community.


Holiday Collection Schedule

Household waste is collected on all holidays except
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


• Customers scheduled for collection on Thanksgiving Day will have collection the following Saturday.

• Customers scheduled for collection on Christmas Day, that falls on a Monday or Tuesday, will have collection the Saturday before Christmas.

• Customers scheduled for collection on Christmas Day, that falls on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, will have collection the following Saturday.

Please call (423) 975-2792 for more information.


Special Events

As citizens begin spring cleaning, they are reminded that the City’s annual Great American Cleanup event will take place on April 21st, 2018 from 9am-1pm. Metals, e-waste and other household items not normally collected by City crews will be accepted. Loads should not exceed pickup truck size.

For a list of acceptable and prohibited items, click HERE to view our flyer. Locations will be at the corner of Legion Street and State of Franklin Road as well as FreedomHall Parking Lot I near the Vocational School. For more information, please call (423) 975-2792


Washington County Solid Waste department will hold their annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9am-1pm. Citizens will be able to dispose of household items not currently accepted by our City crews.

For a list of acceptable and prohibited items, visit their website HERE. This event location will be at Daniel Boone High School, 1440 Suncrest Drive, Gray. For more information, please call (423) 753-1652