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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
City Hosting Meetings for New Curbside Recycling Program

March 15, 2011 - The City of Knoxville's Public Service Department will be hosting a series of informational meetings this month to update residents on the new curbside recycling program that will begin later this year.

The meetings are set for:

March 24 7:00 p.m. Dogwood Elementary School
705 Tipton Avenue
March 28 7:00 p.m. Fountain City Lions Club
Fountain City Park
March 29 7:00 p.m. Arnstein Jewish Community Center
6800 Deane Hill
March 31 5:30 p.m. Burlington Library
4614 Asheville Highway

The city of Knoxville has been working on a plan for a single-stream, curbside recycling program in response to numerous requests to increase recycling options for its citizens, and in an attempt to reduce landfill use. These recycling update meetings will provide an opportunity for residents to learn about the project, plans for rolling out the program this fall, and provide an opportunity for public comment about the plan.

The recycling service would be at no additional charge to city residents who want to participate in the effort. Using a single-stream curbside model means that residential recycling would be especially easy. Residents would no longer have to separate recyclable items - all recyclable materials will go in a single container.

As part of the plan, residents will have the opportunity to obtain a recycling cart for all recyclable materials. The city's contractor will pick up the recyclables curb-side once every two weeks.

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