Recycle Cans and Win Money for the City

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Recycle Cans and Win Money for the City

Posted: 09/01/2006
The City of Knoxville - a two-time winner of the national Cans for Cash recycling challenge - is asking for its citizens help in achieving this distinction for the third year in a row.

 Residents simply need to recycle aluminum cans at any City or Knox County recycling or convenience center between Sept. 15-30 to help the City win money that will be used to promote recycling. "The average American drinks 370 beverages from aluminum cans each year, and by recycling those cans that's a lot of waste we can keep out of landfills," Mayor Bill Haslam said. "Knoxville has won its category for the past two years, and we want to keep that streak going for a third year."

The cycle to turn cans from trash to something useful is among the fastest of any recyclable item - just 60 days from your recycling bin into new cans on store shelves.The Cans for Cash - City Recycling Challenge is a project of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Novelis Expand Aluminum Can Recycling.Residents may take their cans anytime - but are particularly encouraged to between Sept. 15-30 - to any of the City of Knoxville Recycling drop-off centers or County conveyance centers or any of the private recycling companies listed below.

City of Knoxville Drop Off Centers

Kroger Stores

2217 Broadway (Broadway Shopping Center)
5003 Broadway (Fountain City)
5425 Clinton Highway
4440 Western Ave. at Clinton (I-640 Plaza, to the right and behind the stores)
4918 Kingston Pike (Knox Plaza)


210 N. Peters Rd. near Staples


7428 Kingston Pike - Next to West Town Mall

Goodwill Collection Centers

225 W. Moody Av. and,

Food City Stores

5941 Kingston Pike
2939 Alcoa Highway

Knox County Convenience Center Locations

- 8815 Asheville Hwy.
Dutchtown - 10618 Dutchtown Rd.
Forks of the river - 3106 Water Plant Rd.
Halls - 3608 Neal Rd.
John Sevier - 1810 John Sevier Hwy.
Karns - 6818 Oak Ridge Hwy.
Powell - 1514 West Emory Rd.
Tazewell Pike - 7128 Tazewell PikeThese businesses pay cash for aluminum cans brought to their facility

Philip Metals
- 2826 N. Central St.
Tennessee Metals - 2630 Pickle Ln.
SP Recycling - 2810 Hoitt Av.