Landfill Services

Effective July 1, 2023

  • All sizes of mattresses and box springs will be $25 each.
  • Quantities of 9 or more will be a minimum of $250 for 1,000 pounds or less. Per ton rate is $500.

    *Only 10 per day per customer*

  • The landfill tipping fee will increase to $58 a ton with a minimum of $14.50 for 500 pounds or less.
  • Special Industrial Waste will be $63 a ton with a minimum of $15.75 for 500 pounds or less.

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 The Landfill has been through a time of transformation of its operations, closing older out-of-date disposal areas and opening cells that are fully contained for the management of leachate and gasses.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 5:15 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The Landfill is closed for the New Years, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays.

The Alcoa/Maryville/Blount County Sanitary Landfill only accepts waste from residents and business entities within the Blount County area . Proof of residency / job location is required upon check-in at the landfill. 

Landfill Fees

As of July 1, 2023 the Landfill tipping fees are as follows:

  • Minimum Tipping Fee (500 pounds or less): $14.50
  • Tipping Fee (MSW/Construction/Demolition): $58 per ton for Class I and Demo 
  • Special Waste: $63 per ton

Landfill Permit Application 

Recycling Drop-Off Center

A recycling drop-off center is located at the Landfill. Materials accepted at the drop-off center include:

  • Electronics/E-scrap
  • Scrap Metal
  • Used Tires
Hazardous Materials Information

Recycling in Blount County Information
Want to Tour the Landfill?

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

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