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Residents brought in 75 tons of material. Look for one event to be held on January 11, 2014 at Chilhowee Park Midway Parking Lot from 9 AM to 3 PM. For more information go to http://knoxecycles.org/  The event's non-profit coordinators The Optimist Club of West Knoxville and the Knox Co Rescue Squad are supported by City Public Service Department, Knox County Solid Waste Office, Best Buy, WBIR TV, B97.5 and WOUT 91.9. 

Besides the event, residents may still recycle their old computers at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center at 1033 Elm St. during regular business hours. Visit www.cityofknoxville.org/solidwaste/hazwaste.asp for more information.

Small and medium size businesses with 100 computers or less may take their computer systems to the Solid Waste Management Facility on W. Baxter and Elm St. during normal operation hours Monday through Friday. Businesses will be charged a flat fee of $7 per monitor, and $3 per PC and any peripherals to include keyboard, mouse, printer. A maximum of 25 computers per month will be accepted from any one businesses.

America Recycles Day - www.americarecyclesday.org

The City of Knoxville's Solid Waste Section is again helping sponsor America Recycles Day (ARD) in Knoxville for City of Knoxville and Knox County residents. America Recycles Day in Knoxville will take place from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, October 26th, at Market Sq. Downtown Knoxville. Goodwill will be on site collecting old and unwanted personal papers for document shredding. The Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union will hand out information on how long to keep old records.

Other events happening on site at America Recycles Day include: a Unwanted Unused Medication Collection event to be held by the Knoxville Police Department and a Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange for a digital one by the City Solid Waste Office.

Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony Scheduled for Flag Day Weekend

Flag DisposalThe Elks Lodge on Lonas Ave. sponsora a flag retirement ceremony in June each year. "The ceremony is an opportunity for Knox County and Knoxville residents to replace flags no longer fit for display in a patriotic and dignified manner," said Knoxville Mayor  Rogero.  Public Law 94-344, known as the Flag Code, prescribes that the flag, when it is in such a condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. All flags collected will be placed on a ceremonial pyre and set ablaze in honor of area veterans who served in our armed forces, and in memory of those who have sacrificed their lives in the protection of our communities.

During the rest of the year, flags may be dropped off at any of the eight Knox County Solid Waste and Recycling Convenience Centers, either location of Allen Signs, at 2408 Chapman Hwy or 8403 Kingston Pike, or at the Goodwill attended City of Knoxville Recycling Centers. Flags may also be taken to the offices of Knox County's Department of Engineering and Public Works, 205 West Baxter Avenue, or to the office of Keep Knoxville Beautiful, 100 S. Gay St, Suite 103.

Also see - http://www.cityofknoxville.org/solidwaste/flag.asp.

Make Every Day Earth Day

This coming year the City of Knoxville and Knox County, along with other environmental groups will sponsor an Earth Day Event, http://www.knox-earthfest.org at Pellessippi State Community College on April 20, 2013 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Last year, EarthFest was the 13th major event of its kind in Knoxville, and it is estimated that 8-9 thousand people attended this free event. Over 100 exhibitors displayed environmental ideas and present educational information this past year. If you have any questions click the questions link on the knox-earthfest.org web site.
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