August 4, 2011 -
Sunday, August 14 is the deadline to sign-up to be included in the first round of cart deliveries. The first
group will start receiving carts the week of August 29 through September 16. Citizens will collect
recyclables in one large cart, and start rolling it to the curb the beginning of October based on a biweekly
pick up schedule.
|Sign up today by calling 311 or click button below
"We are pushing for as many early registrations for the program as
possible," says David Brace, deputy director of public service. "The more
carts we can deliver in the first round, the faster we start diverting
material from the landfill."
As Tax Free Weekend approaches, the City will be signing people up onsite
at both Knoxville malls, and those who sign up can receive a free inhome
recycling bin. Booths will be set up for mall hours on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday at the main entrance to both malls.
Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for RecycleBank Rewards
earning points toward coupons and discounts at both local and national
retailers. With RecycleBank, the more you recycle, the more you points
you can redeem for savings.
|Curbside Recycling Sign Up Event
Tax Free Weekend
August 5-7, 2011
At the Main Entrances of West Town Mall and Knoxville Center Mall
During standard mall hours
In-home kitchen bins will
be offered to those who
The program is for the first 20,000 households that sign up. While
households will be able to sign-up after Sunday, August 14, their cart will
not be delivered in September. The City expects carts to be delivered
and service to start for these sign-ups to be in the late fall.
The curbside recycling program makes recycling incredibly easy with no
sorting, a rolling cart that is provided by the City and pick-up at the curb,
every other week.
Citizens are encouraged to sign-up and to tell their friends and family about this new opportunity.
More details on the program can be found at www.doyourpartwiththecart.com or by calling 311.