Solid Waste

Special COVID-19 Information: 

All Convenience Centers are open, but worker are not available to assist patrons at this time.

Washington County Solid Waste Department
100 E. Main Street, Jonesborough TN 37659
Charles Baines, Director
(423) 753-1652


Your Solid Waste Department — Keeping Washington County Beautiful

The Washington County Solid Waste Department operates five convenience centers/recycling locations for the benefit of all Washington County residents, including residents of Johnson City and Jonesborough.

The centers — located in Gray, Cash Hollow (Johnson City), Limestone, Lamar and Locust Mount — keep many tons of waste from entering landfills annually while providing residents an affordable, convenient way to dispose of trash and recyclables.

The centers exist to serve residential customers only. There is no charge for residents to bring household trash and recyclables to the centers.

In 2016 alone, the centers recycled more than 2,241 tons of metals, cardboard, tires, paper and other materials. This material brought in $170,727 on the recyclables market. Landfilling it would have cost the county more than $66,490 in tipping fees, so the net savings created by citizens and the department's recycling efforts totaled $237,218.