Tennessee Launches Recycling Program for Visitor Centers

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 27, 2012

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Tennessee Launches Recycling Program for Visitor Centers

Tennessee is implementing a recycling program at its visitor welcome centers.

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.

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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