Due to changes in how the drivers will be running their routes we ask that you have your garbage to the curb by no later than 7:00am.
Size of Service Area Population Served Number of Households Served Frequency
46.94 square miles 44,905 20,125 Weekly
Average Tons Collected Monthly
Kingsport Mt. Carmel
1,354 163
Back Door paid Service:  $264 per year

Please put all your household garbage in the container the city provides for you. If you need an additional container, you may purchase one for a one-time fee of $60. Please call (423) 229-9451 for more information.

We ask that you set your container(s) next to your curb no sooner than 24 hours before the day of your pick-up. The trucks run Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

If you have cardboard to be picked up, please put it inside the container. If you have a large appliance or furniture box, call our office at (423) 229-9451 and arrangements can be made to have it picked up.

We do not pick up the following items:

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