City of Knoxville, Solid Waste

Current AmeriCorps Member: Kevin Ridder

About:

This site has been filled for the 2017-2018 Recruitment Cycle.

This division is responsible for the City’s recycling and drop-off centers, public awareness projects, environmental education programs, and also provides support for the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center. This division is also responsible for developing and maintaining contracts for recyclable materials, consulting with local event planners about green events and providing options for use of recycling bins and containers for use at the events. Some of the events that are coordinated through this effort are America Recycles Day and EarthFest– an annual Earth Day celebration and zero waste event.

Other projects the office facilitates is:

Backyard Composting
Battery Recycling Program
Brush Collection
Bulky Waste Collection
Christmas Tree Collection
Computer Recycling
Courtesy Boxes
Flag Disposal Program
Hard to Recycle Items
Household Garbage Collection
Household Hazardous Waste
Illegal Dumping and Littering
Landfills
Leaf Collection
Recycling
Recycling Events
Solid Waste Management Facility
Thermometer (Mercury) Exchange Program
Unwanted Medicines Collection

Position Description

Partner Website: http://knoxvilletn.gov/government/city_departments_offices/public_service/solid_waste/