For Residents

Air Quality
Did you know that the Town of Farragut offers a total of five bike lockers – free of charge – at the commuter lot on Campbell Station Road as well as at the Town Hall?

The rental period is for six months and can be renewed if there is no waiting list. Those interested in renting a locker can contact Arleen Higginbotham in the Parks and Leisure Services Department (865-966-7057).

Waste Reduction & Recycling

Waste and Recycling

Single-stream recycling is available at McFee Park. Just look for the blue recycling bins!

Town residents are responsible for contracting with a local waste hauler for the removal of waste and recycling from their property.  Alternatively, residents that wish to haul their own waste can utilize nearby facilities operated by Knox County and private organizations.  

Garbage & Recycling Providers

Recycling Locations

Check out this Recycling Brochure for information on recycling.


Reduce your waste volume by composting. You can use compost in your garden and save money on soil and mulch purchases throughout the year!

Compost will reduce the need for water, fertilizers, and pesticides in your garden and can help improve yields for your fruit, vegetable, and herb plants.  Learn more about composting to help your garden.

Mercury Thermometer Exchange
Older thermometers contain mercury, which is hazardous to health and the environment.  In conjunction with Knox County, the Town of Farragut offers a free mercury thermometer exchange.  Simply bring your old mercury thermometer to Farragut Town Hall and we will give you a new digital thermometer for FREE! For more details on proper disposal of mercury thermometers and compact fluorescent bulbs, visit the Knox County Solid Waste Department.


Renewable Efficiency

Did you know that you can support renewable energy production in TN by participating in the Green Power Switch? Lenior City Utilities Board (LCUB) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) have teamed up to support renewable energy in the Tennessee Valley.  

For as little as $4 per month, you can do your part to support renewable electricity such as
wind, solar, and bio-energy

Energy Efficiency
You can do many things to create a more energy-efficient home, such as:
adjust your thermostat
ensure windows and doors have proper weather stripping
purchase Energy Star appliances
turn off your water heater if you won't be using it for an extended time (during vacation)
use a fast spin speed while doing laundry to reduce the drying time needed
insulate your outlets
switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs

Get more tips here!

Water Quality & Conservation

Water Conservation
Do you have a garden, large or small?  Do you water your garden or lawn often? 

You can save money on your water bill by installing a rain barrel. Rain barrels attach to your existing downspouts and collect rain water from the roof of your home.  By harvesting rainwater, you reduce the amount of pollutants entering our local waterways and gain a free source of water to use on your lawn or in your garden on dry days.

Rain barrels are avaiable at many local and national hardware stores.

Water Quality
Did you know that sediment from stormwater runoff is one of the main causes of water pollution in Tennessee?

Maintaining healthy waterways is vital to aquatic ecosystems and human health.  As a resident, you can help keep our waterways clean by reducing the amount of pollutants carried by stormwater runoff. In addition to sediment, stormwater also carries pollutants like pesticides, oil, and excess nutrients, all of which can reduce the quality of our local waterways.

Rainwater harvesting, creative landscaping, proper lawn care, and picking up after your pets are just some of the ways you can reduce stormwater pollution. 

Visit the Town's Stormwater Matters program to learn more!

Buy Local
Did you know that most produce in the US is picked 4 to 7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves, and is shipped for an average of 1500 miles before being sold. And this is when taking into account only US grown products! Those distances are substantially longer when we take into consideration produce imported from Mexico, Asia, Canada, South America, and other places (Local Harvest).

Shop Farragut and support local businesses!

Think Local First!

Why?  Well, here are 10 reasons.  
  1. Buy Local -- Support yourself: When you buy from an independent, locally owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms.
  2. Support community groups: Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from small business owners than they do from large businesses.
  3. Keep our community unique: Where we shop, eat and have fun -- all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of Farragut.
  4. Reduce environmental impact: Transporting goods produces pollution. Locally-owned businesses make more local purchases requiring less transportation, and locally-grown produce doesn't travel thousands of miles to get here. The lower levels of pollution equate to a healthier community.
  5. Create more good jobs: Small, local businesses are the largest employer nationally and provide numerous jobs to our residents.
  6. Get better service: Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers. 
  7. Invest in community: Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.
  8. Put your taxes to good use: Local businesses require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally-owned stores entering the community.
  9. Buy what you want, not what someone wants you to buy: A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.
  10. Encourage local prosperity: In an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.

We know it is not always possible to buy what you want or need locally, so we just ask that you Think Local First!

Shop Wise

Look for these logos when purchasing new items.  Items with these logos are made with the environment in mind and may provide long-term savings on your electric and water bills.

Check out the resources page for more information on these programs.


Healthy Living

Parks & Greenways
The Town currently has four established parks and several miles of a greenway system for walking or biking. More information about these facilities is available through our Parks & Leisure Services department.

Quarterly classes for children and adults, and a variety of adult athletic leagues and tournamentsare are offered by the Town of Farragut. Additional and more precise information about parks, athletics, classes, and events throughout the year may be found in the quarterly newsletter, Talk of the Town, published through the Parks & Leisure Services department.