Sanitation Department

The mission of the Campbell County Sanitation Department is to provide the citizens of Campbell County with superior waste collection, recycling, and disposal services through safe, creative, and cost-effective methods to improve our environment and the quality of life in our community. Campbell County is the only operating Material Recovery Facility (MRF) county in Tennessee with a single stream recycling facility and transfer station located at 745 Towe String Rd, Jacksboro, TN. All municipalities in Campbell County bring their waste to the county MRF.

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Sanitation Director

Bill Rutherford

745 Towe String Road
Jacksboro, TN 37757

Phone: 423-562-1414

What Happens at the MRF?

A MRF (pronounced “murf”) is a recycling facility that receives, sorts, and prepares recyclable materials for reuse. The facility in Campbell County is called a single stream recycling facility because it can receive all sorts of recyclable materials—paper, plastic, metals, and more. Recyclable materials arrive at the MRF all mixed together, and workers and automated equipment work to sort and process them.

After you drop off your recyclable materials at a convenience center, they will travel to the county recycling facility by truck.  Workers will the recyclable materials by hand. Once everything has been sorted, the separated materials go into balers, which press them together into big blocks of one type of material. These blocks are then driven to other locations where the materials can be further processed and turned into new products.

Benefits of the MRF

The MRF provides benefits to the county’s residents, the environment, and the county itself.

  • Residents benefit from the county MRF because they do not need to worry about taking their different waste and recyclable materials to a variety of locations. Instead, all sorted household trash and recyclable materials can be brought to one facility, either directly or at convenience centers. Recyclable materials do not need to be carefully sorted from one another but rather can be placed in the same recycling bin for the MRF to sort through.
  • MRFs are great for the environment. More recyclable materials are recovered at a MRF than at a traditional solid waste processing facility. This means more items are recycled and fewer items are sent to the landfill. Also, since less sorting and steps are necessary for residents when recycling at a MRF, more people are willing to recycle their household items instead of throwing them in the trash to be sent to the landfill.
  • As a county, Campbell County benefits financially from selling the recyclables it processes at its MRF. This brings in extra money to the county to fund county programs and services that then benefit the county’s residents and visitors. The more the county recycles, the more money it earns.

 

Convenience Centers

For those without residential garbage pickup, the Campbell County Sanitation Department operates convenience centers where you can drop off your trash and recycling. These centers are located throughout the county and are open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). The centers are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. These convenience centers are each staffed by an attendant to assist residents in disposing of their solid waste. Only the materials listed will be accepted at each center. Brush will only be accepted at the Towe String location. The resident must weigh in, give the attendant/office personnel information on where the brush came from, dispose of the brush in the proper location and then finally weigh back out. Metal is received at the Towe String and Oswego locations only.

Fees Associated with Commercial Dumping

All contractors, residential haulers, and anyone doing a job for hire must pay a disposal fee. The fees are as follows:

  • Commercial Residential Trash $42.00/ton
  • Commercial Construction Debris or Junk (Furniture, Construction Material, Boats, Boat Docks, Hot Tubs, RV’s, Campers, etc.) $50.00/ton.
  • Commercial Brush Haulers or Commercial Pallets $59.50/ton
  • Tires (off the rim only) $1.00 per tire

Hazardous Waste

The dates for hazardous waste collection are scheduled each spring and fall. Call the Sanitation Department’s main office at 423-562-1811 to find out the dates and drop-off locations.

Convenience Centers

For those without residential garbage pickup, the Campbell County Sanitation Department operates convenience centers where you can drop off your trash and recycling. These centers are located throughout the county and are open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). The centers are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. These convenience centers are each staffed by an attendant to assist residents in disposing of their solid waste. Only the materials listed will be accepted at each center.

Towe String - Main Office

745 Towe String Rd
Jacksboro, TN 37757
423-562-1811
Mon-Fri: 7:30AM – 4PM

Materials Accepted:

  • Commercial & Industrial Waste
  • Construction Debris
  • Household Waste
  • Yard Waste
  • Recyclables
    • Appliances
    • Cardboard
    • Metals
    • Paint, dried out
    • Paper
    • Plastics (No. 1 & 2)
    • Tires
    • Used Motor Oil
College Hill

702 Demory Rd
LaFollette, TN 37766
423-562-1414

Materials Accepted:

  • Household Waste
  • Recyclables
    • Cardboard
    • Used Motor Oil
    • Plastics (No. 1 & 2)
Elk Valley

6483 Hwy 297
Pioneer, TN 37847
423-912-0168

Materials Accepted:

  • Household Waste
  • Recyclables
    • Used Motor Oil
Oswego

546 Old Wooldridge Pike
Jellico, TN 37762
423-784-8181

Materials Accepted:

  • Household Waste
  • Tires
  • Recyclables
    • Cardboard
    • Used Motor Oil
    • Metals
Vasper

126 Old Vasper Ln
Caryville, TN 37714
423-426-6363

Materials Accepted:

  • Household Waste
  • Recyclables
    • Cardboard
    • Used Motor Oil
    • Plastics (No. 1 & 2)
Stinking Creek

4191 Stinking Creek Road
Pioneer, TN 37847
423-784-3636

Materials Accepted:

  • Household Waste
  • Recyclables
    • Used Motor Oil
Peabody

3934 Hwy 25W
LaFollette, TN 37766
423-784-3452

Materials Accepted:

  • Household Waste
  • Recyclables
    • Used Motor Oil
Stoney Fork

3940 Stoney Fork Road
Caryville, TN 37714
423-324-3023

Materials Accepted:

  • Household Waste
Well Springs

2905 Old Middlesboro Hwy
LaFollette, TN 37766
423-566-4848

Materials Accepted:

  • Household Waste
  • Recyclables
    • Cardboard
    • Used Motor Oil
    • Plastics (No. 1 & 2)
White Oak

3750 Davis Creek Road
Duff, TN 37729
423-784-9696

Materials Accepted:

  • Household Waste
  • Recyclables
    • Cardboard
    • Used Motor Oil
    • Plastics, No. 1 & No. 2

Trash Pickup

Campbell County does not control when your trash is picked up. If you have residential garbage pickup, that service is run by the municipality. For information about trash pickup, please contact your municipality.

Commercial waste disposal services for restaurants, industries, and businesses are handled through third-party haulers at a cost. Campbell County has no control over these services.