Goods and Services

Sustainability Director

Erin Gill
egill@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-4430

400 Main St., Room 503
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Working with Knox County, the Public Building Authority, and other community partners, the City has strengthened its consideration of environmental best practices in how we purchase and dispose of goods and the services we provide to the community. As a community over the last seven years, Knoxville has significantly increased the amount of waste recycled rather than sent to landfill. Diversion of waste through mulching and recycling has increased nearly 13% since 2005. Much of this progress can be attributed to the introduction of single stream recycling options that encourage more people to recycle by eliminating the need to separately sort paper, plastics, and metal products. More than 20,000 households participate in curbside recycling collection programs, and the City now offers recycling options at many municipal facilities.

Resources

City of Knoxville Recycling Information
Electronic Waste Recycling Information: http://knoxecycles.org/
Citizen’s Guide to Sustainability: Recycling [PDF]
Sustainable Purchasing Guide [PDF]