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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
City Celebrates 'America Recycles Day' with Oct. 26 Event
October 22, 2013 - The City of Knoxville's Solid Waste Office is again helping to sponsor America Recycles Day (ARD) in Knoxville for City of Knoxville and Knox County residents. America Recycles Day in Knoxville will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26th, at the Krutch Park Extension across from the Regal Riviera movie theater on Gay Street.

The theme for this year's event is "America Recycles Day: America Recycles and You Can Too!" Residents can experience trash in a new way by viewing and creating works of art from recycled goods with Keep Knoxville Beautiful.

Residents will be able to bring in old or unwanted documents to be confidentially shredded and recycled by Goodwill. There is no limit to how many documents residents can bring for secure disposal. An Unwanted Unused Medication Collection event will be held on site by the Knoxville Police Department. This will offer an opportunity for residents to turn in unwanted and outdated prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines and used mercury thermometers. The mercury thermometers can be exchanged for new, free digital thermometers.

Also, the Knoxville Recycling Coalition will be giving away home recycling bins while they last. Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union will be on hand to provide free information on how long old documents should be kept and when it is appropriate to dispose of them.

The Water Quality Forum will also be present to answer questions about water quality and the Adopt-a-Stream program. Other groups scheduled to be on site are the City Parks and Recreation Department, Fort Loudoun Lake Association, Waste Connections and the Knox County Solid Waste Office.

"America Recycles Day: America Recycles and You Can Too!" is sponsored by the City of Knoxville and Knox County Solid Waste Offices, Keep Knoxville Beautiful, the Knoxville Recycling Coalition, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, Regents Bank, Calhoun's, WVLT Channel 8, Knox County Water Quality Management, WUOT, and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
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