Recycle and win cash for the city

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Recycle and win cash for the city

Posted: 09/07/2005
City of Knoxville and Knox County residents who recycle their aluminum cans helped the city win cash a prize of $5,000.00 that funded recycling projects throughout the rest of the year.

The City Recycling Challenge is a national contest that rewards cities for recycling aluminum beverage cans. This year the contest will take place September 1 - 15, 2005

"Considering that the average American drinks 370 beverages in aluminum cans each year, promoting aluminum recycling makes environmental sense," said Mayor Bill Haslam. "It also makes sense because nothing recycles quicker. It only takes 60 days to turn the empty cans in your recycling bin into new cans on retailers' shelves."

To help encourage and promote recycling, The U.S. Conference of Mayors has partnered with the Alcan Corporation to create the Cans for Cash - City Recycling Challenge.

City of Knoxville and Knox County Residents are encouraged to recycle their Aluminum Cans all year but especially during the first two weeks of September. The City could win cash prizes that will go to fund other recycling projects during the year. Residents can take their cans to any of the City of Knoxville recycling drop-off centers, Knox County conveyance centers or any of the private recycling companies listed below.

City of Knoxville Drop Off Centers

Kroger Stores
2217 Broadway (Broadway Shopping Center)
5003 Broadway (Fountain City)
5425 Clinton Highway
4440 Western Ave. at Clinton (I-640 Plaza, to the right and behind the stores)
4918 Kingston Pike (Knox Plaza)


210 N. Peters Rd. near Staples


7428 Kingston Pike - Next to West Town Mall

Goodwill Collection Centers

225 W. Moody Ave

Food City Stores
5941 Kingston Pike
2939 Alcoa Highway

Knox County Convenience Center Locations
Carter - 8815 Asheville Hwy.
Dutchtown - 10618 Dutchtown Rd.
Forks of the River - 3106 Water Plant Rd.
Halls - 3608 Neal Rd.
John Sevier - 810 John Sevier Hwy.
Karns - 6818 Oak Ridge Hwy.
Powell - 1514 West Emory Rd.
Tazewell Pike - 7128 Tazewell Pike

These businesses pay cash for aluminum cans brought to their facility
Advance Polymer Recycling - 200 West Springdale Av.
Philip Metals - 2826 N. Central St.
SP Recycling - 2810 Hoitt Av.
Tennessee Metals - 2630 Pickle Ln. or 305 West Quincy Street