The Alcoa/Maryville/Blount County Sanitary Landfill is operated by the Alcoa Public Works Department. Kelly Hembree, 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 The Landfill has been through a time of transformation of its operations, closing older out-of-date disposal areas and opening cells that are fully contained for the management of leachate and gasses.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.
As of July 1, 2016 the Landfill tipping fees are as follows:
Minimum Tipping Fee (500 pounds or less): $12
Tipping Fee (MSW/Construction/Demolition): $48 per ton