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Lenoir City Starts Pilot Recycling Program
By Pat Hunter
At Monday's Feb. 11th Lenoir City Council meeting, Mayor Matt Brookshire spoke briefly about the city's first green recycle program. According to the Mayor about 100 homes, which are located in Allenbrook Subdivision, will have an opportunity to participate in a pilot curb-side recycling program to reduce waste. Recycling information, date of pick-up service and contact information is listed below. The Allenbrook neighborhood is a newer subdivision located off Harrison Road.
Mayor Brookshire reported that seventy (70) of an estimated one hundred (100) homes participated in recycle curb service on Thursday, Feb. 7th. On its first day of the recycle service, the street department picked up over 700 pounds of recyclable refuse. Brookshire commended the efforts of JJ Cox, street department supervisor. Recycling will decrease the amount of trash going to the Loudon County Landfill, which would also reduce tipping fees paid to Santek, the landfill operator, at a savings to the City. Recycling materials will be sent to the Convenience Center.
(Loudon County has its own recycling program, which is more extensive, thanks in part to former Director Rick Watson. Under his leadership, he initiated a model recycling program at the Loudon County Convenience Centers. Collection of recyclables increased significantly resulting in thousands of dollars monthly to county coffers. The Convenience Centers became practical and a showcase instead of eyesores.)
Recycling Information & Curb-side Service
Allenbrook Recycle curb service - Thursday
Recycle items to sort by type:
Regular household trash
Contact Information: JJ Cox, Lenoir City Street supervisor
Phone: 1.865.986.2715; 1.865.988.5143 Fax
P.O. Box 445, Lenoir City, TN 37771
600 E. Broadway, Lenoir City, TN 37771