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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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Waste Connections of TN - Tailgate Truck 2014 Schedule

Waste Connection of Tennessee's Tailgate Truck

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:

09/06/2014 UT vs Arkansas State
10/04/2014 UT vs Florida
10/11/2014 UT vs Chattanooga
10/25/2014 UT vs Alabama
11/15/2014 UT vs Kentucky
11/22/2014 UT vs Missouri

Click here for game tickets. Be sure to stop and see us beside the Thomas Boling Arena. Here’s directions.

And, on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm our Tailgate Truck will be at the Fall Fest in Farragut, TN for Fire Prevention Day.

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Aluminum Can Recycling

Aluminum Can RecyclingAluminum cans make up a large percentage of the over 1.5 million tons of waste that the world accumulates each year. With the average American consuming approximately 380 cans of soda per year, more than 100 billion cans being consumed annually in the United States alone.  Sure, tossing your empty soda can into the trash after lunch may not seem like a big deal to some people, but last year this daily routine resulted in nearly 60 billion cans ending up in our nation’s landfills.

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