Drop-off Centers_

Knoxville

The following centers are open 24/7. For more info call 311 or visit Knoxville City’s Recycling Site.

Location Aluminum Cans Cardboard Glass Bottles Mixed Paper Plastics 1-7 Steel Cans
Fountain City “Old” Kroger

Zip Code 37918

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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Western Ave. Kroger

Zip Code 37921

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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bearden Kroger

Zip Code 37919

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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cedar Bluff

Zip Code 37923

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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
East Knoxville

Zip Code 37914

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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bearden Food City

Zip Code 37919

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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alcoa Hwy Food City

Zip Code 37920

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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Downtown

Zip Code 37902

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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vestal

Zip Code 37920

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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Explanation of Recyclables:

#1-#7 plastic containers (Must have a recycle logo labeled on container)

Examples of plastics taken at the centers: Plastic grocery bags, heavy plastic wrap such the type that comes over paper towels or toilet paper, plastic straws, blue or other colored plastics or bags with the recycling triangles, thin plastic wrap such as syran wrap, plastic bottle lids with no triangle, plastic clear storage bags and trash bags such as Hefty, Glad etc. Please rinse out all containers

Examples of what plastics cannot be taken: Mixed containers such as those for nuts that have some plastic and some paper board and are difficult to separate, Styrofoam even with the recycling triangle, Styrofoam peanuts.

mixed paper

Examples of paper taken at the centers: Any type of material that is 100 percent paper including phone books, catalogs, magazines,white and colored ledger paper, white and colored note pad paper and stationary, copy paper, NRC forms, sticky notes, envelopes with or without plastic windows, fax paper, manila folders, hanging folders (remove metal bands), paperboard such as cereal boxes, tissue boxes, shredded paper, etc., and paper bags.

Knox County

All locations are open from Mon – Fri 8am-6pm and Sat. 7am-3pm

Location Aluminum Cans Cardboard Glass Bottles Mixed Paper Plastics 1-7 Steel Cans
Carter
8815 Asheville Highway

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Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Dutchtown

10618 Dutchtown Rd

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Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Forks of the River
3106 Water Plant Rd.

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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Halls

3608 Neal Rd.

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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
John Servier
1810 John Sevier Hwy.
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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Karns

6818 Oak Ridge Hwy.

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Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Powell
301 West Beaver Creek

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Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Tazewell Pk

7128 Tazewell Pk.
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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Along with the above list of items, each center will accept various large waste items such as grills, batteries, etc.

30 Responses to “Drop-off Centers_”

  1. I have a old fax/copier. Where would be the best place in West Knoxville to dispose of it?

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    1. Education says:

      July 16, 2009 at 11:16 am

      Lisa, I don’t know of anywhere in West Knoxville that is a permanent location for recycling electronics. Every January the city/county puts on a E-cycle event. Watch for information regarding that closer to that time. Infomation is available at Plug-In To Your Community’s web site.

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      1. Staples and Best Buy recycle printers/computers/copiers. They should be able to take it for you.

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    2. You can drop off electronics at the main center on Elm St. They also take hazardous materials.

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  2. I am trying to find out where to take styrofoam for recycling here in Knoxville. Please advise.

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    1. Education says:

      August 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm

      Marion,

      We are looking to start a styrofoam recycling program here at KRC soon, we are just working out the details. Currently, all of Knoxville’s styrofoam goes to the landfill. We encourage you to do everything you can to not use styrofoam products. Check back soon for more information on our new program!

      Thank you!

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  3. Where can I take two liter bottles and other plastic cola and water bottles? Does the Kroger on Clinton Hwy in Powell function as a drop off? Thanks.

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    1. Education says:

      March 22, 2010 at 10:06 am

      All plastic 1-7 can be recycled at any one of the convenience centers located all around town. For a complete list, download the Recycling Guide (on the homepage). It’s a great resource with the centers listed by location and what they’ll accept!

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  4. I have a 60 inch rear projection television that is not in working condition. where can I take this to be properly disposed of in a timely fashion.

    Thanks,
    Kim

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    1. Education says:

      October 14, 2010 at 9:14 am

      There are a couple of options. One is a company called 5R Processors and the other is Southeast Recycling.

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