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Beginning January 2024, Commercial dumpster collection rates will transition to a levelized billing system that will provide customers a consistent and predictable monthly bill based on the number of pickups per week scheduled by the customer. Please call 865-429-4567 to determine the rate based on desired need and level of service.

Solid Waste

Solid Waste TruckThe Solid Waste Division of the Public Works Department is responsible for collecting and disposing of commercial and residential garbage. We offer twice a month collection of bulk/junk items; once a month removal of yard waste (which includes tree trimmings, leaves, grass and shrub clippings); provide roll-off service to City of Sevierville residential customers for demolition and clean up projects. We oversee recycling efforts at the City’s drop off location, most schools within the city limits, and collection of cardboard from commercial businesses. We provide crews in coordination with Sevier County’s Intensive Public Service Program for litter pickup along city streets and state highways within the city. We keep our streets clean by disposing of dead animals. The Solid Waste Department also works with Keep Sevier Beautiful to collect trash and litter from community clean up and special events. The Solid Waste Division plays a vital role in the Household Hazardous Waste Day sponsored by the State of Tennessee each year. All garbage is hauled to Sevier Solid Waste, Inc. (SSWI) Compost and Landfill Facility on Ridge Road.

Commercial Dumpster Service

Commercial businesses who have contracted with the City of Sevierville for commercial dumpster service receive the following services at no additional cost:

Yard Waste and Bulk Rubbish/Junk Guidelines

Your residential and commercial garbage collection fee includes the collection of wastes resulting from the normal and routine maintenance of your yard as well as bulk rubbish/junk you accumulate from time to time.

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Residential Curbside Garbage Collection Information

City of Sevierville residents and businesses who pay for curbside garbage collection receive the following services:

Recycling Program

Plastic bottles/jugs and aluminum can recycling containers are located at the City's Public Works Department 310 Robert Henderson Rd. (under video surveillance).

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Roll-Off Rental

Remodeling or Doing Major Spring Cleaning Inside the City Limits of Sevierville?

Why not rent a container to throw construction materials or debris in? The City now has fourteen-foot roll-off containers that residential customers can rent.

How it works:

Locate an area on the property to put the container. Keep in mind the truck dropping off and picking up the container needs room to maneuver. Call the Public Works Department (865-429-4567) to arrange for the container to be delivered. Arrange for billing (usually through your water account). Once the container is full and you’re ready for it to be emptied, call the Public Works Department to schedule a pickup. Always make sure there is nothing blocking the container when the truck comes to pick it up.

Cost: The cost to rent a roll-off container is the current tipping fee and a $150 haul fee.

Roll-Off Rental Period: 30 days

Helpful Hints for Dealing with Bears & Other Wildlife

  • Bag all trash and place it in the container provided by The City of Sevierville.
  • Store the container inside a garage or other secure area.
  • Do not place the container curbside prior to 6:00 a.m. the day of pick up, and remove the container from the curbside as soon as possible after the container is emptied.
  • Container locks, straps, and bungee cords are available for purchase through Amazon and other vendors. They range in cost but can be purchased for as little as $20.00.
  • All locks, straps, and cords must be removed by the homeowner prior to 6:00 a.m. on day of pick up.
  • Keep the surroundings clean and free of debris.
  • Keep the trash container clean. Frequently clean it with ammonia or bleach solutions. Avoid using anything with a fruity or lemony scent. Never mix bleach and ammonia!
  • Consider double bagging your trash

Sevier Solid Waste Compost Plant

Garbage collected by the City of Sevierville is taken to the Sevier Solid Waste, Inc. Compost Plant - a joint venture between Sevier County and the cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. For more information or to obtain compost call Sevier Solid Waste at (865) 453-5676, or visit their website.

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Sevier County Convenience Centers

Please visit the Sevier Solid Waste's website for information regarding convenience centers located throughout the county.

Sanitation Services Cancellation

Please fill out this form to cancel your Sanitation Services.

Residents/Businesses without City of Sevierville sanitation service will not receive yard waste, junk/bulk rubbish, or leaf collection.


Contact Us

Tim Russell, Solid Waste Supervisor

310 Robert Henderson Road
Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 865.429.4567