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City offices closed Monday for MLK holiday
January 14, 2022

KNOXVILLE - City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

Mayor Indya Kincannon, City Council representatives and City staff will participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission’s Memorial March Parade. The parade, which will include multiple community groups, will step off at 10 a.m. from the Chilhowee Park Midway at N. Beaman Street, proceed down Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, turn onto Harriet Tubman Street and conclude in the parking lot of Overcoming Believers Church.

The parade route and cross streets will be closed to through traffic between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit to learn more and see a list of additional MLK Celebration events planned.

The City's Solid Waste Facility, 1033 Elm St., will be closed from Saturday, Jan. 15, through Monday, Jan. 17.

The City's five recycling drop-off centers will be open Monday, Jan. 17, but the Goodwill attendant will not be on site to accept donations of household goods.

Monday’s holiday closure includes the 311 Center for Service Innovation, which operates the 311 and 211 phone numbers. Residents who need to report issues to 311 or access 211 services on Monday are encouraged to download the My Knoxville app for Apple and Android devices to report potholes in local roads, graffiti, overgrown lots, and other neighborhood issues. Residents may also submit requests at, via email or go to for a list of social services.

Waste Connections will run its normal residential garbage and recycling routes. Downtown trash and recyclables also will be collected on a regular schedule.

Knoxville Area Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule. The Knoxville Station Customer Service Counter will be closed.

For additional information about City services, visit

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