Important Service Update - March 23, 2020

To better protect our employees from potential exposures and continue to provide essential services we are taking the following measures. Effective Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 Waste Connections of TN will be changing service to “contents of cart only”.

We will be suspending collection services on any items left outside the container for trash and recycle. This change in service includes any bulky and yard items typically picked up and any extra recycle materials left outside the brown cart/bin. 

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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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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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