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Refuse Collection Centers

Refuse Collection Centers are convenient locations for City of Chattanooga residents only to dispose of bulky trash items that may not be eligible for curbside collection.

4276 Airport Road (map)
4500 North Access Road (map)
1400 West 57th Street (map)

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 10:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Easter Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Appliances Mattresses
BBQ grills Metal
Clothes Microwaves
Drywall (max 1 truck) Pallets (max 4)
Fire Extinguishers Propane tanks
Furniture Tires (max 4)
Gas tanks (empty) Toys
Landscape timbers Vinyl
NOT Acceptable*  
55 Gallon drums Hot materials
Asphalt Household cleaning products
Batteries Household garbage
Biological waste Insulation
Brush Leaves
Compressed gas tanks Liquids


Computer Electronics


Paint thinner

Dirt, rock, brick, or block Railroad Ties
Explosives Roofing materials
Gasoline or oil Sewage
Grass clippings


Hazardous materials

Unidentifiable materials

*This list is not all-inclusive. Other items not listed which may be hazardous to collection employees, the public, the environment, or collection equipment will not be accepted.

Other Guidelines

  • Limit two pick up truck size loads per day.
  • No tandem axle trailers, dump bodies, or trucks larger than a standard pickup truck are allowed.
  • No contractors, businesses, or landlords allowed.

Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste items such as cleaning liquids, automotive fluids, insecticides, propane  tanks, batteries, and adhesives may be taken to the household hazardous waste facility at 3925 North Hawthorne Street.  The facility is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Closed daily 11:30am to 12:00pm. 

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To preserve and enhance the quality of the physical environment and infrastructure through prompt, cost effective and courteous delivery of services which protect the health, safety and welfare of citizens.

Justin Holland, Administrator
1250 Market Street!
Chattanooga TN 37402 (map)
(423) 643-6311


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