September 1, 2006 - The City of Knoxville
- a two-time winner of the national Cans for Cash recycling challenge
- is asking for its citizens help in achieving this distinction
for the third year in a row.
Residents simply need to recycle aluminum cans at any City or
Knox County recycling or convenience center between Sept. 15-30
to help the City win money that will be used to promote recycling.
average American drinks 370 beverages from aluminum cans each year,
and by recycling those cans that's a lot of waste we can keep out
of landfills," Mayor Bill Haslam said. "Knoxville has
won its category for the past two years, and we want to keep that
streak going for a third year."
The cycle to turn cans from trash to something useful is among
the fastest of any recyclable item - just 60 days from your recycling
bin into new cans on store shelves.
The Cans for Cash - City Recycling Challenge is a project of the
U.S. Conference of Mayors and Novelis Expand Aluminum Can Recycling.
Residents may take their cans anytime - but are particularly encouraged
to between Sept. 15-30 - to any of the City of Knoxville Recycling
drop-off centers or County conveyance centers or any of the private
recycling companies listed below.
City of Knoxville Drop Off Centers
2217 Broadway (Broadway Shopping Center)
5003 Broadway (Fountain City)
5425 Clinton Highway
4440 Western Ave. at Clinton (I-640 Plaza, to the right and behind
4918 Kingston Pike (Knox Plaza)
210 N. Peters Rd. near Staples
7428 Kingston Pike - Next to West Town Mall
Goodwill Collection Centers
225 W. Moody Av. and,
Food City Stores
5941 Kingston Pike
2939 Alcoa Highway
Knox County Convenience Center Locations
Carter - 8815 Asheville Hwy.
Dutchtown - 10618 Dutchtown Rd.
Forks of the river - 3106 Water Plant Rd.
Halls - 3608 Neal Rd.
John Sevier - 1810 John Sevier Hwy.
Karns - 6818 Oak Ridge Hwy.
Powell - 1514 West Emory Rd.
Tazewell Pike - 7128 Tazewell Pike
These businesses pay cash for aluminum cans brought to their
Philip Metals - 2826 N. Central St.
Tennessee Metals - 2630 Pickle Ln.
SP Recycling - 2810 Hoitt Av.