City of Knoxville, TN

11/21/2022 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/22/2022 05:42

City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

City of Knoxville offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

This closure includes the 311 and 211 service phone lines. Residents who need to report issues to 311 over the holiday weekend may use the My Knoxville app for iPhone and Android. A list of social services and community resources for food, housing, mental health assistance, etc., is available at

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day are the only days of the year when residential curbside trash and recycling are not picked up as scheduled. Waste Connections' office will be closed Thursday. Crews will run Thursday routes on Friday and Friday routes on Saturday; residents should have their carts ready for pick-up by 7 a.m. on those days. Downtown garbage and recycling collection will run on a regular schedule. Limit your waste to the contents of your City-issued trash cart; no overflow trash or carts with lifted lids will be collected.

The City's five recycling centers will be open, but the Goodwill attendant will not be available for household donations on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Please don't leave donations at recycling centers when they are unattended.

The City's Solid Waste Facility located at 1033 Elm Street will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 26, and will resume normal operating hours on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.

Knoxville Area Transit buses and trolleys will not operate on Thanksgiving Day, and the Knoxville Station will be closed. In addition, Route 44 will not operate on Wednesday, Nov. 23. KAT will operate on a Sunday schedule on Friday, Nov. 25. Regular service will resume Saturday, Nov. 26.

Two Thanksgiving Day road races will temporarily close portions of roads in downtown and West Knoxville.

Regal Knoxville Turkey Trot 5K + Little Gobbler Kids Run (more info)
Beginning at The Mill and Mine (227 W. Depot St.), portions of the following roads will be closed approximately 6-10 a.m.: E. Depot St, Central Ave., Magnolia Ave., Main Street, Henley Street, Blount Ave., Gay Street back to Depot.

Hot to Trot (more info)
Portions of Parkside Drive eastbound and westbound beginning at Fleet Feet Knoxville (11619 Parkside Drive) will be closed approximately 7-10 a.m.