Residential Recycling Services

We care about a cleaner environment and we strive to make recycling easier and more convenient in your area.

Acceptable and unacceptable items vary by location. Please contact your local office for details.
Residential Recycling from Waste Connections - Knoxville

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Start your journey towards a greener lifestyle with our recycling program.

Recycle Right

How to Prepare Recyclables

We recommend you:

Check weather forecast first: If the forecast calls for high winds or rain, keep your recyclables inside until the following pickup, if possible.

Extract all packaging: Contents may include styrofoam, peanuts, plastic, bubble wrap, plastic liners, etc.

Cover loose paper: Any loose paper should be contained with heavier containers to prevent it from blowing away.

Remove plastic bags: Always place your recyclables directly in your recycling container rather than sorting into plastic bags.

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    - Remove caps or lids
    - Rinse thoroughly
    - It is okay to leave on labels and neck rings
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    - Flatten ALL boxes
    - Bundle all cardboard that does not fit into the recycling bin and tie with natural twine
Residential Recycling Services

Plastic Recycling

Why waste waste?  At Waste Connections, we help turn discarded plastic bottles into storm water systems in your community and other useful products. That’s doing our part in building a cleaner environment for years to come.

Waste Connections Disposal Guide

Know What Goes in the Recycling Bin

Waste Connections is your dedicated partner for recycling nationwide. We offer single or multiple-dumpster collection, recyclables programs, green waste recycling, and more. Learn what you can recycle and how it works.

Acceptable and unacceptable items vary by location. Please contact your local office for details.

Acceptable Items

Unacceptable Items

Battery Disposal

Incorrect Battery Disposal Can Cause Fires

Common household items are convenient and generally safe, however, the batteries in them pose risks when disposed into regular garbage or recycling containers because of their highly flammable nature.

  • Remove the batteries

    Check any electronic devices you need to dispose of. If possible, remove the batteries. If not, bring the whole device to your local drop off location.
  • Store batteries in a safe place

    Store batteries in non-metallic containers (plastic, cardboard, or glass) to prevent the conduction of electricity in case of a spark.
  • Find your local drop off location

    Find a local electronic disposal store, or find a battery drop off location near you.