The statewide program involves 10 welcome centers. The program is being launched by three Nashville-based state organizations: The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEOC), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Tourist Development, according to a news release.
The program began as a pilot plan in Clarksville and expanded to a few locations to test its feasibility. The recycling receptacles will have blue and green lids.
“Recycling away from home is one challenge that all recyclers face,” said DEOC Commissioner Bob Martineau.
The program’s community partners that provide recycling services include Appertain Corp., Bi-County Solid Waste, Orange Grove Recycling and Campbell, Putnam, Robertson, Sullivan and Unicoi counties.