One Blount County city had to make a couple changes earlier this year to help clean up its act.

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(WBIR - Maryville) Saturday was America Recycle Day and Blount County wanted everyone to know it.

One city in Blount County had to make a couple changes earlier this year to help clean up its act.

Maryville spokesperson Jane Groff said the city made some changes last April. The city began staffing the recycling centers during operational hours. This allowed somebody to monitor what was being dumped on site and who was dumping it. Only Maryville residents could use these centers. All of these regulations just create a cleaner place to help make a cleaner environment.

"I used to have a hard time with it because it would come dumping out whenever I would try to go in, but now it's a lot better," said Maryville resident Krislee Twiner.

If you live in Blount County but not Maryville, there are a number of different options for recycling. You can visit the Keep Blount Beautiful page for a list of your options.

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