Garbage Collection
Changes to Garbage Routes
Due to changes in how the drivers will be running their routes we ask that you have your garbage out to the curb no later than 7:00am.

The City of Kingsport provides garbage collection for over sixteen thousand households in the corporate limits. Our trucks run from Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please put all your garbage in the container the city provides for you. If you need an additional container, please call (423)229-9451, or e-mail us . We also ask that you set them next to your curb no sooner than 24 hours before the day of your pick-up.

If you have carboard to be picked up, please add it into the container. If you have a large appliance or furniture box, call our office at (423)229-9451, or e-mail us , and we'll make arrangements to have it picked up.


We do not pick up the following items:

Paint and Paint Products
Butane and Gas Tanks
Dead Animals
Hazardous Liquid or Materials
Infectious Materials

We also provide back door pick up for $264 per year. For more information, call our office at (423) 229-9451.
  • Size of Service Area: 43.96 square miles
  • Population Served: 41,213
  • Type of Service:
    • curbside
    • backdoor paid service ($264.00 / year)
  • Frequency: weekly
  • Number of Households Served: 16,086
  • Average Tons per Month: 1,252
  • Employees: 16
  • Number of Vehicles:
    • 6 Lodal side loaders
    • 2 rear loaders