The Knox County Convenience Center at Dutchtown Road will experience some service disruptions this week as crews replace the compactor that accepts larger, bulky items.


The center, located at 10618 Dutchtown Road, will still operate and be open to accept bagged household trash, scrap metal, and other recyclables during its regular hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.


However, the attendants at the center will redirect anyone with large bulky items to the Karns Convenience Center at 6930 Karns Crossing Lane. The new compactor should be up and running before Saturday.


Examples of Bulky Waste that will be directed to the Karns Convenience Center during the compactor replacement are:


  • Box springs
  • Boards/lumber
  • Carpet
  • Couches
  • Doors
  • Drywall
  • Furniture
  • Glass pieces/sheets
  • Mattresses
  • Sheetrock
  • Tables
  • Windows