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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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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
Part of the new garbage collection system requires each household to fit all its trash into the City-issued trash cart. If you are having a hard time keeping your trash to one 95-gallon cart every w ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Q:  Have you seen an increase in tonnage of glass taken to the drop-off recycling centers in January? A:  Way to go Knoxville!!! We calculated the average weight of glass recycled at the five recyc ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 21, 2017 at 5:46 PM
Now that everyone has their new wheeled garbage cart, lots of residents have told us they'd like help in getting rid of their old trash receptacles. So this month, Waste Connections has started haulin ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 15, 2017 at 6:45 PM
As residents are settling into using their new City-issued garbage carts, they are probably wondering what to do with their old cans. Well, our first suggestion is to repurpose them around your hou ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 02, 2017 at 5:05 PM
If you still haven't received your new 95-gallon wheeled garbage cart from the City of Knoxville, look for two things to come your way soon:         (1) A letter from Solid Waste Manager Rachel B ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jan 09, 2017 at 3:36 PM
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Thank you, City of Knoxville residents, for working through this transition with us! Distributing 60,000 garbage carts has proven to be a challenge, and crews througho ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jan 06, 2017 at 2:51 PM
Starting Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, City residents should begin using the new wheeled 95-gallon garbage carts that were delivered to their homes earlier this month. Waste Connections crews collect ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Dec 28, 2016 at 12:02 PM
The rainy weather isn't preventing crews from delivering the new wheeled 95-gallon City garbage carts. So far - 21,760 carts have been dropped off at residences. Another 40,000 on the way! Today an ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Dec 13, 2016 at 4:35 PM
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