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Refuse Collection Centers


Refuse Collection Centers are convenient locations for City of Chattanooga residents to dispose of bulky trash items generated from their households in which they reside. Some items 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, 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.

Appliances Mattresses
BBQ grills Metal
Clothes Microwaves
Drywall (max 1 truck) Tires (max 4/auto only)
Fire Extinguishers Toys
Furniture Vinyl
Gas tanks (empty)  
Landscape timbers  
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

Propane Tanks  Pallets

*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

  • No tandem axle trailers, dump bodies, or trucks larger than a standard pickup truck are allowed.
  • No contractors, businesses, or landlords allowed.
  • Any refuse being dumped should not exceed a standard truck bed load.
  • Effective March 1st, 2017, residents may dispose of material up to 12 times a calendar year (January-December).
  • Must have valid driver's licenses showing City of Chattanooga residency (If new to the City and driver's licenses are not changed over, must show utility bill (electric or water) showing City residency
  • Must have valid Hamilton County Tags to dump
  • No commerical tags
  • Attendant has the right to refuse your load

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 4063 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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Serve people with integrity and improve the infrastructure and environment through excellence.

Bill Payne, Interim Administrator
1250 Market Street
Chattanooga TN 37402 (map)
(423) 643-6311  


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