Now, all City recycling drop-off centers will alter hours of operation from 24 hours a day to an 8 a.m.-8 p.m. schedule.


Goodwill attendants will work four additional hours per day, so the centers are always staffed when open. Attendants accept donations, answer any questions, and manage the recycling Drop Off Centers.


Along with new hours, the centers are being updated with freshly painted recycling roll-offs, clearer signage of what is and isn’t accepted, and message boards with more in-depth recycling information.


The City’s recycling centers accept mixed paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, plastic containers, and aluminum and steel cans.


There are five recycling drop-off centers in the city:


NORTH: Goodwill Store – 5412 Pleasant Ridge Rd. (newly opened)

SOUTH: Chapman Highway – 225 W. Moody Ave.

EAST: Chilhowee Park/Magnolia Ave – 210 Alice St.

WEST: Cedar Bluff – 341 Parkvillage Rd.

DOWNTOWN: Old City – 227 Willow Ave.


None of the City recycling centers accept any trash; all Knox County and city residents can dispose of trash for free at one of the seven Knox County Convenience Centers. For more information, please visit Knox County Solid Waste.


Knox County and city residents can dispose of household hazardous waste, such as pesticides, paint, anti-freeze, batteries, electronics, etc., for free at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 1033 Elm St.