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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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Every August before school starts, students and families head to big-box stores to pick up school supplies. Unfortunately, tons of waste are created from these purchases. Here are a few ways you a ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Jul 30, 2021 at 12:28 PM
  
Hooray for Spring! Thanks to Daylight Savings, we have longer, brighter days and more time and energy for taking care of our homes.  The City’s Waste and Resources Management office is here to g ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On May 21, 2021 at 9:24 AM
  
Happy Earth Month, Knoxville!  Earth Month is a great time to assess your impact on the planet and plan for a brighter future. There are various ways to minimize your environmental footprint, inclu ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Apr 20, 2021 at 12:50 PM
  
It’s the holiday season, Knoxville, and the City’s Waste and Resources Management office is here to help by suggesting sustainable gifts, dazzling holiday decorations, and waste reduction tips. ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Dec 15, 2020 at 12:27 PM
  
As Halloween quickly approaches, many Knoxville residents are spending their money on spooky decorations, sweets, and Halloween costumes. And we're not alone: the National Retail Federation’s a ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Oct 23, 2020 at 12:34 PM
  
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
  
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