City Closes for Juneteenth

City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth, and that includes the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment.

Waste Connections will run its normal residential garbage and recycling routes on that day. (Please note: Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only days of the year when residential curbside trash and recycling are not picked up as scheduled.)

Downtown trash and recyclables will also be collected as usual.

The City’s five recycling drop-off centers will also be open, and the Goodwill attendant will be available to take household goods donations.

The City’s Solid Waste Facility, 1033 Elm St., will be closed on Saturday, June 17, and Monday, June 19, resuming normal business hours on Tuesday, June 20.

City Recreation centers, including the Knoxville Arts Center, will be closed and not holding summer camp sessions on Monday, June 19. The City’s outdoor pools – Inskip and Ed Cothren – will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional pool information is posted at

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday, June 19. Visit KAT’s brand new website,, for more information.