Landfill Services

The Alcoa/Maryville/Blount County Sanitary Landfill is operated by the Alcoa Public Works Department. Sam Holloway, Solid Waste Manager, and the other 17 employees operate the Landfill six days per week, serving the 120,000+ population of Blount County. The Landfill has been through a time of transformation of its operations, closing older out-of-date disposal areas and opening cells that are fully contained for the management of leachate and gasses. The Landfill is open from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The Landfill is closed for the New Years, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays.

Landfill Fees


As of July 1, 2010 the Landfill tipping fees are as follows:
  • Minimum Tipping Fee (500 pounds or less): $10.50
  • Tipping Fee (MSW/Construction/Demolition): $42 per ton
  • Special Waste: $47 per ton

Recycling Drop-Off Center


A recycling drop-off center is located at the Landfill. Materials accepted at the drop-off center include:
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Electronics/E-scrap
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Newsprint
  • Plastic Bottles/Jugs No. 1 and 2 only
  • Scrap Metal
  • Used Oil
  • Used Tires

Want to Tour the Landfill?


Contact Sam Holloway or Kelly Hembree, Assistant Solid Waste Manager, at 865-995-2998 during weekday business hours.
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