Knox County Weekly Food Waste Collections

Reduce your carbon footprint by 40% by recycling your food scraps!

Similar to a municipal trash service, we collect your food scraps and yard waste from your curb or apartment and turn it into rich compost. 

We Made Things Easier!

Now, all of our Month-to-Month and Annual members have been assigned a weekly collection day based on your location. Subscribers no longer need to schedule pickups online. Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) members still schedule pickups online and pay for each collection at the time of scheduling.

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Get Started in 3 Steps

Step 1

Register Your Location

  • If you live in or around Knox County, TN, submit your location to our system to see if you’re in our range. 
  • Some locations like apartments need special consideration to make sure there is an approved collection area.
  • Once approved, you will be prompted to purchase a Membership.

Pick a Service Plan

Step 2

Unlimited Pickups

$12/Month or $112/Year

Want weekly collections? Subscribe to one of our Membership plans.

  • Month-to-Month Membership at $12/month
  • Annual Membership at $112/year

This service also includes delivery of your 5-gallon Green Heron Compost bin and a Composting Guide.



Order a $8 Starter Bundle to start your service. This includes:

  • 5 gallon Green Heron Compost Bin
  • Composting Guide

Pay-As-You-Go pickups must be purchased prior to scheduling your collections online.

Start Your Service

Step 3

Start Collecting Your Food Scraps

  • Month-to-Month and Annual Members: Put your bin out on your curb the night before your collection day.
  • Pay-As-You-Go Members: Schedule and purchase a collection on your account page.
  • On your collection day, we will haul off your dirty bin and replace it with a clean one.

What is Compost?

Compostables turn into compost.
Compost is the finished product.

Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed into a nutrient-rich substance that is added to soil. The process of composting breaks down your leftover foods and yard waste.


Skip a Collection Day

Can’t put your bin out for collection?

No problem. You can either Skip Your Next Collection or pick the date(s) you need to Skip.

Skip Next Collection?

Skip Multiple Collections?

Available Collection Dates

Schedule your next collection by choosing one of the available dates on the calendar.

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Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience of missing your pickup date. Because we strive for excellence, we want to fix this issue as soon as possible.

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