Thousands of storm-damaged shingles will soon have a new purpose.
Trucks are moving piles of ground-up shingles from this property near Lovell Road that was the center of a long saga that involved legal action by the city of Knoxville.
A company called Greenphalt Recycling collected the shingles from storm damaged homes in 2011, but instead of recycling the material, the company went out of business and left a big mess behind.
The city ordered the company to clean it up. When they didn't, the city got an injunction to block Greenphalt from accepting any more shingles and negotiated with the property owners on a cleanup plan.
The property owner has sold the shingles to a company that will mix the material in asphalt used for paving. All of the material is expected to be off the property by June 30th.