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(2) next day of service;
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Curbside Recycle Collection Information

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. 
  • Click here to view a map of your service day.  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.
  • Recycle containers are FREE of charge.
  • 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.
  • Container must be placed curbside by 7AM to ensure service
  • Do not place recyclables on the ground or on top of an automated container.
  • Lid must be completely closed.
  • Do not overfill container.
  • Collection crews will not pick up spills or litter resulting from overfilled containers.
  • Glass is not accepted inside your recycle container. Glass can be taken to one of the five recycle centers throughout the City.
  • Wood Debris/tree limbs are not accepted inside your recycle container. Wood debris/tree limbs can be taken to our Wood Recycle Center on N. Hawthorne street 
  • Please break down cardboard boxes.
  • All recyclable material must be clean of all food debris prior to being placed into your recycle container.

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

Chattanooga Residents can now recycle more than ever before!


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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 Bottles, Cups & Containers (clean & empty) / NO Plastic Bags / Plastic containers Number 1 - 7


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

Non Acceptable Materials


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

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Recycle Centers

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

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, Martin Luther King’s Birthday (Third Monday in January), Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

Acceptable Materials

  • Aluminum cans
  • Cardboard
  • Computer Electronics 
  • Glass
  • Mixed paper
  • Newspaper
  • Plastic containers #1 and #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

Serve people with integrity and improve the infrastructure and environment through excellence.

1250 Market Street
Chattanooga TN 37402 (map)
(423) 643-6311  


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