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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
New Goodwill Recycling Supercenter to Open
October 16, 2008 - Mayor Bill Haslem announced today the opening of a new City Super Recycling Center located at 820 Metler Dr. just off Clinton Hwy.

"This location is operated by our long time recycling partner Goodwill and has an attended Goodwill collection trailer," said Haslam. The attendant is on duty from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The center replaces the one at old Kroger on the corner of Merchants Av. and Clinton Hwy that has been closed for the past year.

“The center is expected to produce 500 tons of recyclables”, said John Homa, City of Knoxville Public Service Department, Solid Waste Project Manager. “Our past records indicate the site at the old Kroger store collected an average of 500 tons a year. With the concern our residents have about the environment and willingness to recycle whenever possible the center could easily collect over that amount”, said Homa.

The center will collect donated materials to Goodwill and recyclable aluminum cans, newspaper, clear glass, brown glass, green glass, steel cans, plastics #1 to #7, cardboard and mixed paper.

See http://www.cityofknoxville.org/solidwaste/recycle.asp for a detailed list of materials.

Other recycling centers throughout the city include:


Kroger Stores
Goodwill Collection Centers
At all of these locations, Knoxvillians can recycle aluminum cans, newspaper, clear glass, brown glass, green glass, steel cans, #1 to #7 plastics, cardboard and mixed paper.


Food City Stores
At these Food City locations, aluminum cans, mixed paper, newspaper and #1-#2 plastics are accepted. The Alcoa Highway store also accepts cardboard.
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