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Knoxville, Tenn., May Drop Glass Recycling

Add Knoxville, Tenn., to the list of cities that is considering dropping glass from its curbside recycling program. The move would require residents to bring glass to dropoff centers if they want to continue to recycle the material.

The Knoxville News Sentinel has the report:

This year the city will rebid its recycling contract.

The city has received questions about glass recycling, specifically when it comes to the single-stream system, said Butzler, which is a method of recycling where all materials including paper, plastic and glass are moved in the same bin instead of being sorted.

"There is a nationwide movement to remove glass from single-stream," she said. "Many other municipalities are discussing it or have already implemented this change. The city of Knoxville is working with our processor to determine if removing glass from single-stream is the best move for the long-term success and viability of our recycling program."

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