Knox County to stop glass recycling

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Knox County’s recycling vendor will stop collecting glass effective Sept. 1. Therefore, Knox County waste and recycling centers will stop collecting glass. The city of Knoxville will continue to collect glass, but only at glass collection centers.

Experts say it’s cost effective to recycle cardboard, aluminum and paper – not so much for glass and plastics. In a 2015 article, Gina M. Florio asked if recycling is worth it. “The answer might surprise you,” she wrote.

The county’s advice: Buy less glass, find reuses for glass jars, or just toss it into the trash. See full release: Knox County_Glass Recycling


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