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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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United States residents produce a lot of waste. As of 2010, the USDA estimated our country’s annual food waste to be 30-40 percent. In addition to food, there is usable waste from lawn and landscaping ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On May 06, 2020 at 12:52 PM
  
When the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, it brought environmental consciousness to the national headlines for the first time. Half a century later, this day is as important as ever ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Apr 21, 2020 at 4:06 PM
  
Written by CAC AmeriCorps Service Member Lauren Watson A landfill. Jani, Yahya (2018). Linnaeus University. Retrieved from https://lnu.se/en/meet-linnaeus-university/current/news/2018/landfills-- ... more» 
Posted by pmelnik  On Apr 20, 2020 at 9:48 PM
  
With the warmer weather and many of us at home, now is a great time to think about Spring cleaning! If you find yourselves cleaning out closets and pruning bushes, please keep these current COVID-19 ... more» 
Posted by pmelnik  On Apr 09, 2020 at 11:37 PM
  
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
  
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