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Posts for 2016

Drop Off Christmas Lights for Recycling

It would be hard to imagine a holiday season without Christmas lights strung around the house and the tree. But after Christmas, sometimes it’s hard to imagine what to do with the tangled mess of lights that seems to grow with each passing year.

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Keep A Lid On It

Two simple actions can make a huge difference:  Bag It and Keep a Lid on It.

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November 15 is America Recycles Day

Tuesday, November 15 is America Recycles Day – a national initiative to encourage recycling and local recycling events.

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Residential Roll-off Containers for Home Improvement Projects

Using a residential roll-off container might not be the first thing to spring to mind when planning your residential home project, but when you consider the time and labor saved by using one, a roll-off might make good sense.

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Knoxville Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Before you throw items into the trash, check the list below to see if you can donate them to the Knoxville Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Founded in 1976, Habitat has been devoted to building "simple, decent, and affordable" housing, all over the world. Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve more than 800,000 homes over the past 40 years, making it the largest not-for-profit builder in the world.

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Recycling Metal Cans

The can's distinguished history began in 1795 when the French government, led by Napoleon, offered a prize of 12,000 francs to anyone who could invent a method of preserving food for its army and navy.

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Online Bill Pay is Fast, Secure, and Easy!

Did you know that you can pay your Waste Connections of Tennessee bill with our online bill pay? We know that making online payments are more convenient for our customers. Plus, paying online a great way save on stamps, and reduce your monthly amount of paper waste. Online bill pay with Waste Connections of Tennessee makes your e-payments quick, easy, and secure.

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Respectfully Retire Tattered American Flags

Often, when we discuss proper disposal of items, we are referring to items we don’t know how to handle or recycle, like chemicals, old appliances or computers. But, today we are going to discuss something that should never be placed in a trash or recycling bin, the American flag. Just as there are certain protocol to handling and displaying the flag, there is also protocol to its disposal. While many enjoy flying their American flag from their home or raised on a flag pole, there comes a point where a flag is no longer fit to fly, and should be retired out of respect.

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Even the “little things,” can make a big impact when you repurpose

We all strive to be environmentally conscience. But some things are easier than other to know what to do with when it comes to disposal. While thinking in an environmentally conscious manner includes recycling and it also includes repurposing things that you might normally throw away. It’s easy to find second uses for items like plastic bottles, pallets, furniture, clothes, and many other household items. Repurposing comes in many shapes and forms, some practical, some crafty and some genius! But we can also apply this practice to smaller and seemingly insignificant items like silica gel packets.

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