Do-it-yourself home improvement projects are a great way for Knox County residents to save money while improving their home’s value. While working on a home project, Knox County Solid Waste offers eight convenient locations to dispose of your do-it-yourself demolition waste.
Please note this service is only available to households in Knox County:
- Maximum daily load limit of one (1) 5’ x 8’ pickup truck or equivalent trailer load per day.
- Treated wood, railroad ties, shingles, block, brick, dirt and gravel are NOT accepted (these items will need to be taken directly to a landfill).
- Sheetrock, drywall, plaster and porcelain toilets/sinks are ALLOWED as long as you are not over the maximum daily load limit above.
- Must be a resident of Knox County (have either a Knox County license plate OR have proof of residency).
- Do-it-yourself construction waste must be no longer than 4 or 5 feet because the material must fit ENTIRELY in the receiver of the demolition waste box.
No ContractorsThe permit on file with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) strictly prohibits Knox County Solid Waste Convenience Centers from accepting any commercial waste and that includes do-it-yourself material from contractors.
Over the LimitThe City of Knoxville Transfer Station may accept your material for a FEE. You should call them directly at 215-6700 for more information on hours of operation, fees and restrictions.
Illegal DumpingViolation of this policy is illegal dumping and is punishable by $1,000 fine.
Have a question about do-it-yourself demolition waste that’s not answered on this page? Then contact Knox County Solid Waste for more information.