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Patience Melnik
Waste and Resources Manager
pmelnik@knoxvilletn.gov
865-215-4311
Makenzie Read
Waste and Resources Coordinator
mread@knoxvilletn.gov
865-215-2817





RECYCLING DROP-OFF CENTERS

There are five City of Knoxville Recycling Drop-off Centers and each is attended by Goodwill Industries. The Centers are open and staffed from 8 AM to 8 PM.

NORTH: Goodwill Store - 5412 Pleasant Ridge Rd.
SOUTH: Chapman Highway - 225 W. Moody Ave.
EAST: Chilhowee Park/Magnolia Ave - 210 Alice St.
WEST: Cedar Bluff - 341 Parkvillage Rd.
DOWNTOWN: Old City - 227 Willow Ave.


In addition to the City Recycling Centers, City of Knoxville residents may bring their recycling to any of the seven Knox County Convenience Centers or to UT's Recycling Center.

NOTICE REGARDING GLASS:
Glass is only accepted for recycling at the five City Recycling Drop-off Centers shown in blue on the map. County and UT drop-off centers do not currently accept glass for recycling.


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RECYCLABLE AT CITY DROP-OFF CENTERS:

Recyclables should be clean and dry. All recyclables should be loose in the bins -- not bagged.

*For information about plastics #3-7, please visit the "Is Everything In My Bin Really Recycled?" section.

GLASS: brown, green, and clear (glass is not recyclable in curbside recycling bins)

PLASTICS:
containers #1-7* (#6 Styrofoam not accepted), cups, bottles, milk/juice/detergent jugs, & caps (NO plastic bags)

METALS:
aluminum can, steel cans, and tin cans

MIXED 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 toilet paper/paper towel tubes, cereal boxes, tissue boxes, shredded paper (only when enclosed in paper bags), and paper bags. Not necessary to remove labels, staples, tape, or the plastic windows from envelopes.

NEWSPAPER: including inserts

CARDBOARD: flattened

REUSABLE HOUSEHOLD GOODS: Please give to Goodwill attendant

NOT RECYCLABLE:

Plastic bags and other plastic films. We recommend using reusable bags.
Batteries.
Lead Acid, lithium, and rechargeable (no alkaline) batteries may be brought to the Solid Waste Management Facility for recycling.
Styrofoam
Aluminum foil/foil pans or pie plates
Bags/wrappers with silver inner linings
such as chips, candy, etc.
Waxy coated containers such as milk/juice/ice cream cartons
Aerosol cans/paint cans
Pet food bags
Cords, garden hoses, holiday lights,
and other "tanglers"
Light bulbs

Window glass, broken windshields, drinking glasses
Any type of porcelain or pottery material
such as plates or pots
Plastic containers that hold hazardous waste
such as pesticides/herbicides, motor oil, and antifreeze bottles
Carbon paper
such as receipts
Scrap metal
such as lawn mower blades, brake drums, etc.
Please consider bringing to a local scrap metal recycler
No Medical Waste.
Insulin Sharps or Sharps containers are NOT accepted in the recycling. These items may be disposed of in your household trash in minimal, residential quantities only if placed inside secured and rigid plastic bottles. Commercial entities must contract medical waste disposal with a medical waste company.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT IS RECYCLABLE?

Search for individual items using the "What Goes Where" look-up tool.