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Having Trouble Containing Your Trash to 1 Cart Per Week? You've Got Options! 

Part of the new garbage collection system requires each household to fit all its trash into the City-issued trash cart. If you are having a hard time keeping your trash to one 95-gallon cart every week, you do have options:

- Enroll in the City's curbside recycling program. This allows you to divert recyclable material out of your garbage cart, while being good to the environment by conserving space in our landfill. The City also has 5 recycling drop-off centers around the City. Call 311 to sign up for recycling.

- You can obtain an additional cart through Waste Connections at a monthly subscription fee. Call 865-522-8161, Ext. 2, for details.

- City residents can also use the Knox County Convenience Centers to dispose of excess household waste. 

- Finally: Are you cleaning out the basement and know your discards won’t fit into the 95-gallon cart?  The first Saturday of every month (unless it's a holiday weekend) is free for City residents at the transfer station located at 1033 Elm St. This facility is open 6 days per week but does charge a fee per ton on all other days. You can also take difficult-to-recycle items like carpet and refrigerators here. 

For more information, please visit our website, www.knoxvilletn.gov/garbage, or call 311.


Posted by evreeland On 23 February, 2017 at 5:30 PM