Recycling Resources

Greene County Convenience Centers

Items Accepted

These centers accept #1 and #2 plastics, plastic shopping bags, cardboard, newspaper, aluminum cans, used oil, four used tires per year, batteries, metal, used wire (at Afton and West Greene centers only), old furniture, and electronic waste (items plugged into an outlet), as well as household trash.  Oil-based paint can be taken to the Hal Henard Convenience Center (815 Hal Henard Rd.).  Latex can be dried out by mixing with kitty litter or donated.

The community can place used clothing, linens, shoes, belts and purses in the containers.  This will contribute to an increase in our county’s percentage of recycling and prevent additional materials from being added to the landfill.  As community participation increases, additional containers will be added to other convenience centers.

The Greene County Convenience Centers are open Monday through Saturday during the times listed below.  All centers are closed on Sunday. 


10 a.m.  – 6 p.m.: South Greene, West Greene, Afton, Hal Henard, Horse Creek, Walkertown, Baileyton, Romeo, McDonald, Greystone, Debusk and Orebank

CLOSED: Sunnyside, West Pines, Cross Anchor, St. James, and Clear Springs 


6 a.m. – 2 p.m.: West Greene, Afton, Hal Henard and Debusk

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Sunnyside, Walkertown, West Pines, Romeo, Cross Anchor and St. James

CLOSED: South Greene, Horse Creek, Baileyton, McDonald, Greystone, Orebank and Clear Springs 


6 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Baileyton and Debusk

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: South Greene, West Greene, Hal Henard, Horse Creek, McDonald, Greystone and Orebank

CLOSED: Afton, Sunnyside, Walkertown, West Pines, Romeo, Cross Anchor, St James, and Clear Springs 


10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Afton, Sunnyside, West Pines, Cross Anchor, St, James and Debusk

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Clear Springs

CLOSED: South Greene, West Greene, Hal Henard, Horse Creek, Walkertown, Baileyton, Romeo, McDonald, and Greystone


6 a.m. – 2 p.m.: South Greene, West Greene, Afton, Hal Henard, Debusk and Baileyton

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Horse Creek, Walkertown, Romeo, McDonald

CLOSED: Sunnyside, West Pines, Cross Anchor, St. James, Clear Springs, Greystone and Orebank 


8 a.m. – 4 p.m. all centers


Convenience CenterAddress
Afton95 American Road
Baileyton58 Boulder Loop
Clear Springs3065 Clear Springs Road
Cross Anchor421 Old Baileyton Road
DeBusk10 Amity Road
Greystone3160 Greystone Road
Hal Henard815 Hal Henard Road
Horse Creek80 Williamson Road
McDonald8190 McDonald Road
Orebank125 Orebank Road
Romeo11065 Lonesome Pine Trail
South Greene 6825 Asheville Highway
St. James/Caney Branch15 St. James Road
Sunnyside550 Sunnyside Road
Walkertown1250 Walkertown Road
West Greene/Mosheim715 Midway Road
West Pines3430 West Pines Road

The Greeneville/Greene County Landfill/Transfer Station & Public Works Department

With more people staying at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Greeneville Public Works Department has seen an uptick in bulk items being discarded for pickup.

The department reminds Greeneville residents that a phone call is required to Public Works to provide for the most efficient collection of the items as possible, according to an announcement from the department. Residents are asked to call 638-6152 and select option 8 to schedule the pickup with one of its drivers.

Public Works also reminds citizens that “bulk items” consist of dry items such as furniture, appliances, mattresses and box springs. Carpet, carpet padding, construction material, cardboard, clothing, tires and paint will not be picked up by the department, according to the announcement.


Latex paint can be donated if it is full or can be mixed with kitty litter or mulch and thrown in the trash.

The Public Works Department (708 W. Summer Street) accepts oil-based paint, oil, antifreeze, car and truck batteries from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday (closed Friday) for city residents only.  County residents can take oil-based paint to any convenience center.

Additional Recycling Centers

Greeneville Iron & Metals
315 Old Stage Road
This center accepts aluminum, auto batteries, brass, cardboard, cast iron, copper, electronic scrap (no televisions or monitors), industrial scrap, junk cars, radiators, stainless steel, tin and transmissions.  Visit for more information.

Southeast Recycling Technologies

1-800-592-3970 or 423-282-2022
Visit for more information.

Recycle Bin Locations

For newspaper, cardboard, paper, magazines, and PET No. 1 & HDPE No. 2 Plastic: 

PET No. 1 includes: soft drink and water bottles, mouthwash bottles, peanut butter jars, salad dressing bottles and vegetable and oil bottles

HDPE No. 2 includes: milk jugs, bleach detergent and other household cleaner bottles, shopping bags, butter tubs, yogurt tubs and cereal box liners

Greene County Partnership 115 Academy Street

Eastview Recreation Center

(located behind the building) 

456 E. Bernard Avenue
Hal Henard Elementary 425 East Vann Road
Co-Op Main Store 1414 W. Main Street 
City of Tusculum Town Hall 145 Alexander Way- NO Plastic

Download a Recycling Resources brochure (PDF)

Keep Greene Beautiful lends out recycle bins for events!  Call 638-4111 for more information.  

Indivisible Greene County can also provide recycling services for events.  They will bring bins to your event and collect them and the recyclables when the event is over.  Contact Belle Baccheschi at