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Used Computer Recycling Collection Event

Recycle a ComputerTypically, the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department in cooperation with other sponsors hosts two Computer Recycling events in January of each year. The events are typically held at Farragut High School and at Chilhowee Park. For more information, please contact 3-1-1 or John Homa at 865-215-2060.

The event's non-profit coordinators are also supported by Knox County Solid Waste Office, Best Buy, WBIR TV.

Besides the events, residents may still recycle their old computers at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center at 1033 Elm St. during regular business hours. Visit the Solid Waste Management Facility for more information.

Small and medium size businesses with 100 computers or less may take 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.


Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day Weekend

Flag DisposalThe City of Knoxville and Knox County, along with local businesses and organizations sponsor a flag retirement ceremony typically in June of 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. Over 1000 flags were collected during the year at collection centers, see below, in preparation for the event.

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.


Earth FestEarth Day Event

Each year, the City of Knoxville and Knox County, along with other environmental groups will sponsor an Earth Day Event, www.knox-earthfest.org at Pellissippi State Community College. The event typically occurs in April. If you have any questions click the questions link on the Knox Earthfest web site.


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