State recycling rules tend to vary quite a bit across the US. Items that are often considered recyclable in one state may not be recyclable in another, which is ironic but a reality that we should be aware of depending on where we live. Usually, what can be recycled hinges on the facilities available in the city and state and how they operate. In Knoxville, Tennessee, recycling rules need to be followed strictly; the good news is that the rules are pretty well outlined and hard not to understand.
The city is home to 5 drop-off recycling centers that operate from 8 am to 8 pm. People can choose to drop off everything that’s deemed recyclable at the center nearest to them. That said, there is also curbside recycling available for those who want to use it.
What Can You Recycle in Knoxville?
Paper and Cardboard
Note: In Knoxville, paper coffee cups aren’t recyclable.