February 6, 2012 -
A second round of recycling carts will be delivered throughout the month of February for the City's new curbside single-stream program. Households who signed up between Aug. 14 and Dec. 27, 2011, will get their carts this month with the pickup service starting on March 12, 2012.
|Knoxville Recycling Program Stats
20,000 households have signed up 8 months after launching the campaign
Approximately 13,200 households signed up in time for the first round of cart deliveries (by Aug. 14)
3,300 households were paying for a curb-side service and are now a part of the City's new program at no additional cost
Approximately 3,500 additional carts will be delivered in mid-February with the pick-up service starting March 12
More than 2,000 tons of material has been recycled in the first 4 months of the service to 16,500 households
The City provides garbage collection to 60,000 households each week
The additional 3,500 carts will bring the total to 20,000 households within Knoxville City limits participating in the program. Information will be attached to the carts indicating what can be placed in the cart, details on the RecycleBank Rewards program, etc.
"Getting these additional carts to our citizens will just increase our diversion of material from the landfill even more," says David Brace, director of public service for the City. "Diversion of usable materials will ultimately benefit the City and region for years to come."
The goal of 20,000 households for the program was reached in December. Residents who are not a part of the 20,000 households currently enrolled can indicate their interest by signing up on a waiting list. Information is available on the city's web site or by calling 311.
About 16,500 households have been using the bi-weekly service since the first of October and have already recycled more than 2,000 tons of materials
More details on the program can be found on the web site at www.doyourpartwiththecart.com or by calling 311.