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RECYCLING
Household Curbside Recycling
The City introduces a Simple to Use Household Curbside Recycling program!
Household Curbside Recycling
No Sorting - Cart Provided - Pick Up at Your Curb - No Additional Cost
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
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311. One Number. One Call.
Dial 3-1-1 to Access City Services
If your wireless or landline phone carrier cannot directly access the City's 3-1-1 Call Center, you can reach us by dialing
865-215-4311
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FOR GENERAL SOLID WASTE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY BY DIALING 3-1-1.

John Homa
Solid Waste Project Manager

jhoma@cityofknoxville.org
Room 470, City County Building
Phone: 311
Fax: 865-215-2420
Map of Recycling Centers

Recycling Center

The City of Knoxville, in cooperation with Kroger, Goodwill, Waste Connections, and Rock-Tenn Recycling, operates five recycling centers.

The Centers are open 24 hours a day. Attendants from Goodwill staff the Supercenters from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Recycling Center

SUPERCENTERS COLLECT:

  • #1-#7 Plastic Containers - Usually have a recycle logo labeled on container
    Plastics #1 & #2 Label

    Examples of plastics we CANNOT take:
    X Mixed containers such as those for nuts that have some plastic and some paper board and are difficult to separate X Non-container plastics (car bumpers, kiddy pools) X Household garbage / food waste
    X Styrofoam containers, boxes, packing materials even with the recycling triangle, styrofoam peanuts X Plastic Containers for hazardous fluids / materials X Garden hoses
    X Heavy plastic wrap such as the type that comes over paper towels or toilet paper X Clear storage bags and trash bags such as Hefty, Glad etc. X Other plastic films
    X Thin plastic wrap such as Saran wrap, cereal bags from the inside of cereal boxes X Post-industrial plastics, bulky plastics X Grocery Bags


  • How Does a Material Recovery Facility Work?
    Aluminum Cans
  • Steel Cans
  • Mixed Paper - any type of material that is 100 percent paper including phone books, catalogs, magazines,white and colored ledger paper, white and colored note pad paper and stationary, copy paper, NRC forms, sticky notes, envelopes with or without plastic windows, fax paper, manila folders, hanging folders (remove metal bands), paperboard such as cereal boxes, tissue boxes, shredded paper, etc., and paper bags.
  • Books (hard-bound books - books and covers can be recycled in the mixed paper bins)
  • Clear Glass
  • Brown Glass
  • Green Glass
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Newspaper (including inserts)
  • Reusable Household Goods
  • Household Batteries (lithium, ni-cad, and rechargeable only)

    Not necessary to remove labels. Please rinse out all containers.

    NOT RECYCLABLE:

  • Scrap metal (lawn mower blades, brake drums, etc)
  • Mylar (i.e., shiny silver plastic) things such as potato chip bags or a foil bag to keep items cold/hot.
  • Aluminum foil or pie plates
  • Plastic containers that hold hazardous waste such as pesticides/herbicides, motor oil and antifreeze bottles
  • Window glass, broken windshields, light bulbs or any type of porcelain or pottery material such as plates or pots. Carbon paper, and Styrofoam
  • Milk cartons and food and orange juice containers made of paper and coated with a chemical material inside and or outside.
  • No Medical Waste. Insulin Sharps or Sharps containers are NOT accepted either inside plastic bottles or by themselves. These items can be disposed of in your household trash inside plastic bottles or through a proper disposal management company.

    CENTER LOCATIONS:

    NORTH
  • Kroger at I-640 Plaza - 4440 Western Ave. at Clinton: More Info | Get Directions

    SOUTH
  • Goodwill at W. Moody Ave. - 225 W. Moody Ave: More Info | Get Directions

    EAST
  • Goodwill at Chilhowee Park - 210 Alice St. (Corner of Magnolia Ave. & Alice - across from Chilhowee Park): More Info | Get Directions

    WEST
  • Goodwill at Cedar Bluff - 341 Parkvillage Rd.: More Info | Get Directions

    DOWNTOWN
  • Downtown Recycling Center - 227 Willow Ave..: More Info | Get Directions



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