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Waste Not Blog
Waste Not Blog

Check the City's Waste Not Blog for updates on the collection of garbage and recyclables and more! For more details, call 311 or visit www.knoxvilletn.gov/wasteandresources.

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1. What is the proper way to recycle empty plastic bags or plastic films (like sandwich bags and plastic wraps)? A. Plastic bags/films are not recyclable. - INCORRECT. Plastic bags/films can be ... more» 
Posted by tmcdonell  On Dec 28, 2018 at 10:19 AM
1. Which of the following photos depicts a cart that will not be emptied due to overflow? a. Lid slightly propped up – INCORRECT. According to the policy outlined in the City’s contract wit ... more» 
Posted by tmcdonell  On Nov 13, 2018 at 2:35 PM
1. When is bulky waste collected? a. At the same time as weekly curbside pickup. INCORRECT. If a Waste Connections driver is able to collect a bulky waste item at the time of trash collectio ... more» 
Posted by tmcdonell  On Sep 14, 2018 at 4:10 PM
A dozen households in North Knoxville neighborhoods received new recycling carts before 10 a.m. this morning. The two-man public service team of Cody Foster and Dustin Hinshaw had their list an ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Jun 08, 2017 at 12:53 PM
For four months, City officials have been talking about the benefits of the new 60,000 wheeled trash carts and how they're a key component in modernizing and improving the City’s household garbage c ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Apr 06, 2017 at 1:01 PM
When the City on Jan. 1 stopped accepting glass in the curbside single-stream recycling program, the Solid Waste Office explained that during the processing of recyclables, glass gets broken into smal ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 27, 2017 at 5:56 PM
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 w ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Q:  Have you seen an increase in tonnage of glass taken to the drop-off recycling centers in January? A:  Way to go Knoxville!!! We calculated the average weight of glass recycled at the five recyc ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 21, 2017 at 5:46 PM
Now that everyone has their new wheeled garbage cart, lots of residents have told us they'd like help in getting rid of their old trash receptacles. So this month, Waste Connections has started haulin ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 15, 2017 at 6:45 PM
As residents are settling into using their new City-issued garbage carts, they are probably wondering what to do with their old cans. Well, our first suggestion is to repurpose them around your hou ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 02, 2017 at 5:05 PM
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