Knoxville Expands Single-Stream Curbside Recycling

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

October 3, 2011

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Knoxville Expands Single-Stream Curbside Recycling

The city of Knoxville, Tenn., is expanding its single-stream curbside recycling program to more than 17,000 residents.

Waste Connections Inc. is the hauler for the program, which provides the service at new additional cost to residents along with city trash pickup. The program also works in conjunction with incentive recycler Recyclebank, and customers get points for pounds of materials recycled that can be used for coupons and discounts at local and national retailers, the city said on its website.

Knoxville will maintain drop-off recycling centers to serve multifamily residents, apartments and small businesses.

 Approximately 13,400 city residents signed up for the new program. About 3,300 additional residents participate in a subscription service with Waste Connections and were automatically included in the new service at no additional cost.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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