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Curbside recycling provides convenient recycle collection to households and businesses receiving municipal garbage service by placing recyclables on the curb every other week.

  • Customers must sign up online for collection or call 311 or (423) 643-6311.
  • You will receive a collection schedule and a truck will be routed every other week to collect recyclables. 
  • Click here to view a map of your service day and next day of service.  Collection is every two weeks. 
  • Customers with more than one garbage cart may also exchange a garbage cart for a recycle cart at no cost.  
  • Up to two recycle carts are allowed at each service location.  
  • To order a recycle cart call 311.
  • Containers damaged during collection will be repaired or replaced by the City within 5 business days from the time a service request is created. To request a repair or replacement of your container please contact our 311 Information Center at 423-643-6311. Request can also be submitted by using the following options: by emailing 311 at, submitting the request online or submitting a request with our CHATT311 app with your Apple or Android device. After the service request is made please leave damaged container curbside until it is repaired.

Holiday Schedule
Recycle is collected on all days except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Chattanooga Residents can now recycle more than ever before!

Acceptable Materials

Cardboard and Pizza Box Large
Flattened Cardboard (clean & empty)     

Paperboard and Cups Large Medium                                                       
Paper Containers & Cups (clean & empty)

Newspaper and Junk Mail Large
Newspapers/Inserts, Phone Books, Magazines, Junk Mail & Office Paper

Plastic Containers Large Medium

Plastic Containers 2 Large Medium 2
Plastic Bottles, Cups & Containers (clean & empty) / NO Plastic Bags


Metals Large
Steel & Aluminum Bottles/Cans (clean & empty) / NO Paint Cans

Non Acceptable Materials

  • Clothes
  • Food
  • Large toys
  • Plastic bags
  • Yard Waste
  • Glass



5955 Brainerd Road (map)
1250 E. 3rd Street (map)
3189 Cummings Hwy (map) *New address*
8004 Batters Place Road (map)
4504 N. Access Road (map) *New address*

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

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

Acceptable Materials

  • Aluminum cans
  • Cardboard
  • Computer Electronics 
  • Glass
  • Mixed paper
  • Newspaper
  • Plastics #1 & #2
  • Steel cans - (Rinse food containers)
  • Cooking Oil (Not at Batters Place Rd)
  • Crankcase oil only
  • Wet cell batteries - (Lead acid batteries from vehicles, boats, and golf carts)

Non Acceptable Materials

  • Clothes
  • DVD players
  • Non Computer Electronics
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Food
  • Large toys
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Televisons
  • VCRs
  • Yard Waste

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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