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Knoxville, Tenn., Sees 63% Increase in Glass Recycling

Even though numbers have increased, some businesses and residents are having a hard time hauling heavy trash cans full of glass bottles to city recycling bins and facilities.

Since scrapping curbside glass recycling services on January 1, the City of Knoxville, Tenn., has seen a 63 percent increase in glass recycling. But even though numbers have increased significantly, some businesses and residents are having a hard time hauling heavy trash cans full of glass bottles to city recycling bins and facilities.

WBIR-TV has more information:

On Jan. 1, the city of Knoxville said no more to picking up glass. The city is no longer accepting glass as part of its curbside recycling program.

While the convenience is now gone, the amount of glass being recycled is shattering expectations.

The change has prompted a 63 percent jump in the amount of glass coming into city recycling centers. Glass drop offs in the last six months of 2016 averaged nearly 28 tons a month - now they're up to 45 tons in the first month of the year. 

Read the full story here.

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