In observance of Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th, 2018, our office will be closed; the trash and recycling pick ups will run on a one day delay.

 For example Tuesday’s services will run on Wednesday and Wednesday's services will run on Thursday throughout the week.

 

 Please have your trash and/or recycling out between 6-7am for pick up day for us to service you, again trash and recycle will run on a one day delay for Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec 25th.

***WCI offices will also be closed on Tuesday January 1st 2019, there will be NO DELAY for any collection services.***

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Waste Connections of Tennessee

Providing residential garbage removal, commercial garbage collection, and Tennessee Recycling Programs

Customer Service — 865-522-8161
Front Load & Roll-Off Dispatch — 865-522-0367

Posts for 2015

The Not So Adorable Truth About Pet Waste Disposal

Everyone knows that a man’s best friend is fury with four paws and a wet nose. Dogs, for many they are as much a part of the family as your own children. Our fury friends are sweet and love us unconditionally, but there is one unsavory aspect to dog ownership that pet owners are all too familiar with, doggy doodie duty. Most pet owners know that not cleaning up after their dog is a social faux “paw,” but did you know that leaving pet excrement behind is also harmful to your health and your dog’s health?

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Cell phone disposal tips

New cell phones come out faster than ever now and the demand for new products has people scrambling to get the newest phone faster than their friends. So how do you properly get rid of your cell phone in an economic way? Here are a few tips to properly dispose of your phone.

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Good Sports Always Recycle™ K-12 TN School Challenge

For the 22nd year, the Good Sports Always RecycleTM(GSAR) program is once again offering Tennessee K-12 schools the opportunity to compete in the statewide school environmental program challenge for a chance to win money for their school.Ten schools will be awarded $1,000 each, and one “Sustainability Steward” will win $1,500
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Good Sports Always Recycles

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Prescription Drug Disposal

Prescription drug use has become increasingly prevalent across the country, in fact, it is estimated that 4 out of 5 patients leave their doctor’s office with at least one prescription. Doctors often discontinue medications, causing others to go unused. Chances are, you have some expired or unused RX drugs sitting in your medicine cabinet. But what should you do with those unused prescription drugs?

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Waste Connections University of Tennesse Tailgate Truck

With summer winding down, football season is right around the corner and that means it’s time to break out grills, the blankets and grab your game day gear! Just like you, Waste Connections of Tennessee is ready to tailgate! Bring your spirit and join us with a visit to our tailgate truck! We encourage all Tennessee fans to support the Orange and White by going green! Be mindful of how you are disposing of your tailgate party waste and remember to recycle. The Waste Connections of Tennessee's Tailgate Truck will be beside the Thompson Boling Arena in Knoxville for these University of Tennessee (UT) home games:


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Can I recycle that?

You may think, if it’s plastic or cardboard, it can be recycled. But with plastic coatings and other resins used in commercial packaging, some materials that seem recyclable may not. Here is a list of commonly used items that are not recyclable.

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Deconstruct wood pallets for your wood furniture projects

In the world of upcycling, the shipping pallet is the star. Is there anything you can’t make with these things? It seems fitting that this unsung hero of the shipping industry gets its due somewhere.

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City of Alcoa celebrates 20 years of curbside recycling

Wes Wade via thedailytimes.com

The city of Alcoa is marking a milestone for its curbside recycling program, which is entering its 20th year in operation.

The 20-year anniversary for Alcoa’s conversion to curbside solid waste and recycling collection is Saturday.

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Upcycle Candles For a Fragrant Spring Cleaning

As you de-clutter and wash away the stuffiness of winter, are you finding a collection of used or nearly done scented candles around your home? What do you do when there is only a little bit left of your favorite scent? Maybe you have a collection left over from the holidays, or even some from last summer. Instead of throwing them out, consolidate your collection by re-melting your used candles to create a beautiful layered look.

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Service Update - Dated February 19, 2015

We are operating on schedule today. Our trucks will be picking up today’s stops as normal and we will utilize additional trucks and drivers as well as longer hours to service stops from Tuesday and Wednesday

Due to dangerous ice conditions, residential back door service will not be available until the weather and road conditions improve next week. Residential back door customers who place their trash and recycling at the end of the drive will be serviced from the street if street conditions permit.

Streets, job sites, and parking lots that are still icy and dangerous are not being serviced until conditions improve. Our goal is to safely service all customers by end of day Saturday but adverse road and weather conditions will affect that goal. Please leave your residential trash and recycling at the curb until we are able to service your area.

Commercial customers should place any extra waste near – but not blocking – the container to allow our drivers the ability to empty the container multiple times if necessary. On Monday, we plan to return to our normal pick up schedule. We will pick up any excess waste and recycling as each stop is serviced.

Please remain patient as we balance our commitment to the safety of our employees and the citizens of East Tennessee with our commitment to provide excellent service.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this challenging and changing winter weather event.

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What does the number on plastic mean?

Have you ever looked at the bottom of your old plastic containers and wondered what the number surrounded by the circle of arrows could possibly mean? The Resin Identification Coding System was developed in 1988 to classify plastics into different recycling categories. Read on to learn not only what these numbers signify, but also what product the container you are tossing into the recycle bin could eventually become.

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