Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours
Aluminum can be recycled over and over forever.
Paper can be recycled over and over until the fibers break down.
Plastic #1 are made out of new raw materials.
If we do not complete the recycling chain by purchasing recycled materials, recycling will not work.
Even though you cannot recycle plastic bags at the local recycling centers, you can recycling them at local grocery stores along with plastic packing material, including the wrappers around toilet paper, paper towels, juice boxes, water bottles and the like.
All items are collected in one bin. No trash bags or plastic bags allowed of any kind. Recyclables must be thrown in loosely - not bagged.
Recycling in Blount County is run by Spectra Recycling, City of Maryville & the City of Alcoa.
Keep Blount Beautiful is a 501(c)3 non-profit and does not run the recycling centers. We provide this information as a public service in order to promote recycling and to help prolong the life of our landfill.
No trash bags, plastic bags, baggies or plastic wrap allowed of any kind.
Recyclables must be thrown in loosely, not bagged, for all centers.
City Residents Only
ID or Proof of Residency Required
for electronic recycling locations.