Mayor Haslam and Mayor Ragsdale signed an agreement earlier this
year - approved by the Knoxville City County and the Knox County
Commission - that allowed Knoxville to develop the new recycling
center on Knox County property at no charge.
"I'm excited that this site will be used to help our downtown
citizens," Ragsdale said, "and this is just a great example
of the county and city governments working together to make good
The new center is also the city's newest "Super Recycling
Center" meaning that it involves a partnership between the
city and Goodwill, which will have an attendant and a trailer at
the site for collections.
The new downtown collection facility becomes the seventh Super
Recycling Center operated by the city's Solid Waste Division, which
also operates two unattended drop-off centers.
It will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., seven days a week.