City Event Marks America Recycles Day on Nov. 17

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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City Event Marks America Recycles Day on Nov. 17

Posted: 11/09/2012
The City of Knoxville's Solid Waste Office is again helping sponsor America Recycles Day in Knoxville for City of Knoxville and Knox County residents. America Recycles Day in Knoxville will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17th, at the West Town Mall parking lot on the Morrell Road side of the mall.

The Theme for this year's event is "America Recycles Day: Dare To Recycle!" 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 you can bring, and this may include items such as old tax documents, billing statements, receipts or any other paper document that needs secure disposal. All documents will be securely transported the shredding facility. 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.

Other events happening on site at America Recycles Day include:

A used mercury thermometer exchange for a digital one, organized by the City Solid Waste Office. The Knoxville Recycling Coalition will be giving away home recycling bins while they last. Keep Knoxville Beautiful will have information about volunteer work and keeping our communities clean. Collection of unwanted or unused medication, organized by the Knoxville Police Department. The Water Quality Form will be on hand to answer questions about water quality. Waste Connections will be available to discuss curbside recycling and the Recycle Bank program.

Other groups scheduled to be on site are UnitedHealthcare, Walgreens, Keep Blount Beautiful, and Knox County Solid Waste Office.

"America Recycles Day, Dare To Recycle!" is sponsored by the City of Knoxville and Knox County Solid Waste Offices, Keep Knoxville Beautiful, the Knoxville Recycling Coalition, Waste Connections, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, Knology, WBIR, West Town Mall, Knox County Water Quality Management, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and Eagle Distributing.