Chattanooga Public Works offers citizens bi-weekly curbside recycling within city limits. No special container is required for pickup, although participants must sign up online or call 423.643.JOIN to get the free service.  Participants who have signed up will receive a 96-gallon recycling container (same size as City trash cans) for free, as available through the City's adopted FY15 budget.  

Collection occurs every two weeks; schedules are available here.

Recyclable items (Curbside)

Aluminum cans

Mixed paper (shredded paper must be bagged)


Plastics #1 - #7


Steel cans - (Rinse food containers)

Note that batteries, electronics, bulbs, and oil are not currently picked up curbside and must be dropped off at one of the below drop-off centers.  

Recycle Centers

5955 Brainerd Road 
1250 E. 3rd Street 
3202 Kelleys Ferry Road
8004 Batters Place Road
4500 N. Access Road

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

(Closed on holidays)

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