City To Build Recycling Center Downtown

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Knoxville (WVLT) – Downtown Knoxville is getting its own recycling center.

The project was announced by city mayor Bill Haslam and county mayor Mike Ragsdale.

Under the plan, the city will build the recycling center on county owned property at 401 State Street.

A parking lot, built five years ago, currently sits on the property, and will continue to as the recycling center will only use the southwest portion of it.

Knoxville will operate it for two years with an option to extend that contract another two years.

The facility should open by mid-December and will house six recycling centers and a Goodwill trailer with an attendant and donation collection box.

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