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TN State Parks - East Workshop

  • 14 Dec 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST)
  • Knox County Engineering & Public Works 205 West Baxter Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917


  • Workshop is free to TSP Staff or Invited Guests

Registration is closed

Open to TN State Parks' Staff & Invited Guests Only!



Time (eastern):  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Parking location: Knox County Engineering & Public Works 205 West Baxter Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917 .  Call Zach Johnson, Knox County Engineering and Public Works if you have trouble finding the location (865) 661-4057.

Transportation:  Buses will be provided for tour segments

Light lunch will be provided: Sandwich, Chips & drink

Discussion following tours:  Robin Wooten, TSP E TN Area Manager, Park Staff along with TN Recycling Coalition Board members will lead discussion following tours: Park Successes, TSP Green Initiative, Recycling Obstacles and/or Challenges.




Zach Johnson, Recycling Coordinator at the Knox County Engineering and Public Works Department, Division of Solid Waste Management and Tom Salter, Knox County Solid Waste Director will be discussing the operation of Knox County’s seven convenience centers and the positive aspects of some of Knox County's recycling programs.  A tour of the New Karns Convenience Center located at 6930 Karns Cross Lane, Knoxville is planned.


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.


Knox Recycles,  UT Recycling (Make Orange Green), City of Knoxville, TN State Parks, Tennessee Recycling Coalition and TDEC Office of Sustainable Practices


Working together to promote reuse and recycling activities in Tennessee.

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