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Knoxville Recycles

  • 04 Nov 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Knox County Engineering & Public Works 205 West Baxter Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917

Registration

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Four Workshops and Three Tours!

KNOX COUNTY’S DROP-OFF CENTER OPERATION

Zach Johnson, Recycling Coordinator at the Knox County Engineering and Public Works Department, Division of Solid Waste Management will be discussing the operation of Knox County’s seven convenience centers and the positive aspects of some of Knox County's recycling programs.


WESTROCK RECYCLING

Derek Senter will be discussing WestRock Recycling’s efforts to recycle material from a variety of sources from in and around Knox County which include private and public sector entities. This includes but is not limited to plastics, mixed paper, newspaper, office paper, cardboard, steel cans, and aluminum cans. Mr. Senter will discuss WestRock’s ability to accept single stream recycling from the City of Knoxville which started curbside recycling program in 2011.


UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE RECYCLING

How does a major University with more than 25,000 students and 9,000 staff members coordinate recycling efforts on a day to day basis all over campus? What efforts and resources are needed to be a leader in recycling during a NCAA football game day at Neyland Stadium (100,000+ capacity) for seven home games a year? Jay Price, Recycling Manager University of Tennessee - Knoxville, will discuss efforts to reduce and recycle campus wide. Mr. Price’s presentation will include a tour of the University’s composting facility which is used to meet game day and campus waste reduction goals.


CITY OF KNOXVILLE’S HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION CENTER AND SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY (TRANSFER STATION) OPERATION

Charles Thomas, Waste Facility Manager, will discuss the Transfer Station operations where individuals and businesses can dispose of a wide variety of solid waste materials.  Here you can rid yourself of materials such as tires, building materials, and construction/demolition debris. Along with solid waste disposal, the Solid Waste Management Facility also supports a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center (HHW) component. This facility offers Knoxville and Knox County residents a free permanent drop-off location for their household hazardous materials.


Register online at TennesseeRecyclingCoalition.Org.  If you have any questions call or email Zachary Johnson, (865) 661-4057 | zachary.johnson@knoxcounty.org.


LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.

Accepted methods of payments the day of the workshop are cash and check.

Hotel:Government rates available at Knoxville Marriott, 501 E. Hill Avenue Knoxville, TN 37915 (865) 637-1234, http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-photos/tysmc-knoxville-marriott/  as well as several others in close proximity of the workshop. 


SPONSORS:  Knox Recycles, WestRock, UT Recycling (Make Orange Green), City of Knoxville 



   
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