The Blount County Recycle Center is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00am - 4:30pm. We are Located at 331 Levi Street, one street down from the Blount County Operations Center off of McArthur Rd. If you have any questions please call 865-268-3238 or 865-982-4652
We are proud to introduce Shayne Powell as our new Recycle Center operator. Stop by and welcome him to our Facility
We are here to help answer all of your Recycle questions at 865-268-3238 or 865-982-4652
NOW OPEN! We are now open and ready to collect your Household Hazardous Waste, Used Oil and Antifreeze!
Attention! Please do not throw your household trash in the recycle containers. We are a "Recycle" facility, not a garbage dump. If you see someone throwing trash in the containers please help us keep our facility open and clean by letting the Attendant know.
We have lots of information listed on signage and fliers to help you know what items we accept, if you are unsure PLEASE see the Attendant.
Thanks to the support of our community since we opened last year we have been able to collect enough recyclable material to extend the life of the landfill by 3 years!!
We are excited about our new "Newspaper" recycle container. Stop by to see it and bring plenty of newspaper to fill it up.
Delores Colada is showing us a sample of grocery bag recycling that several Churches and Nursing Homes in the area participate in to make sleeping mats for the homeless. We were very impressed with the quality and workmanship of these mats. It takes 800-1,000 bags to make one mat and there are many detailed steps involved to finish the product. They are 3 feet wide and 6 feet long, they are even machine washable and very durable. This is recycling at its best right here in Blount County!
Click below to see what items we accept at our facility
Bulbs and Paints We are excited to announce that we are now accepting 4ft and 8ft intact "Fluorescent Bulbs" and "Oil Based Paints" for recycling.
PLEASE NOTE: Latex or water based paints are NOT recyclable. Dry the paint with kitty litter, sawdust, etc. then dispose of in trash. Please check back often for updates
Please Help Us Keep Your Recycle Center Clean. NO dumping allowed, NO after hours drop off allowed.
For your convenience there is a drop box for your unwanted prescription medications located at the Blount County Justice Center in the 24hr lobby, 940 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
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Our collected Recycling material is processed by WestRock and transported by Waste Connections in Knoxville. You can see in the pictures below that they work very hard to sort and process your recycle material.