In observance of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 26th, 2020, our office will be closed; the trash and recycling pick ups will run on a one day delay.

 For example Thursday will run on Friday and Friday will run on Saturday.

 Please have your trash and/or recycling out between 6-7am for pick up day for us to service you, again trash and rec will run on a one day delay for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov 26th. 

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2020 Household Hazardous Waste Events

Waste Connections of Tennessee in Knoxville encourages residential customers located in the counties listed below, to plan to bring their Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) to the 2020 events.  So far, only Spring events have been announced and most have been cancelled or postponed.

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Battery Dangers and Safe Disposal

Most of us are so familiar and comfortable with batteries and our mobile devices we do not realize they can be very dangerous -- to us, our loved ones, our neighbors and our communities. 

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Where Can I Recycle CDs & DVDs

Waste Connections Knoxville customers are encouraged to dispose of CD's and DVD's properly.  They are not accepted in single-stream recycling, however, this article explains where you can recycle them.

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Egg Cartons - Recycle or Reuse or Trash

Eggs are a staple in the America diet being used in cooking, Easter fun, and the all-American breakfast.

In fact, each person in the country consumes more than 270 eggs every year meaning hundreds of thousands of egg cartons will either wind up in the trash, find a second use, or be recycled.

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2019 Household Hardous Waste Events

Waste Connections of Tennessee in Knoxville encourages residential customers located in the counties listed below, to plan to bring their Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) to these 2019 events.

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Remove Unneeded Meds from Home

Waste Connection of Tennessee, Knoxville, urges everyone to help address the needless prescription drug abuses by removing the home medicine cabinet of unnecessary prescription medications.

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Household Hazardous Waste Events

Waste Connections of Tennessee encourages residential customers located in the five counties listed below, to plan to bring their Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) to these 2018 events.

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Prescription Drug Take-Back on April 29

Accidental exposure to medications can be a problem in the United States and it’s often in homes with young children, so it’s important to dispose of expired and old medications in the home as they present an unnecessary health risk.

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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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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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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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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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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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