KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Recycling numbers in Knoxville are on the rise.
City officials say there are about 28,000 residents with a curbside recycling bin. That means about 48 percent of the city is now recycling, with more on the way!
City officials will soon roll out a few hundred more recycling bins to people who have signed up for them. You can sign up here.
With the city's program, you don't have to sort your recycling. You just put it all in the bin provided by the city and they take care of the rest!
Leaders believe the number will just keep growing.
"We have a very enthusiastic group of recyclers in Knoxville, we're adding almost 2,000 per year, about 1,800 per year are signing on for the curbside recycling program, and it keeps growing every year," said Patience Melnik, the city's solid waste manager.
If you are not part of the city's curbside recycling program, you can drop of recyclable materials at several locations, found here. All glass needs to be dropped off at one of those locations because it is no longer included in the curbside program.