From 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26th, at the Krutch Park Extension on Gay St. Knoxville and Knox County residents will be able to shred documents or dispose safely of old medications as part of Amercia Recycles Day events sponsored by the City of Knoxville, Knox County Solid Waste Offices and area organizations.
Old or unwanted documents will be confidentially shredded and recycled by Goodwill. There is no limit to how many documents residents can bring for secure disposal.
Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union representatives will provide free information on how long old documents should be kept and when it is appropriate to dispose of them.
An Unwanted Unused Medication Collection event is provided by the Knoxville Police Department. Residents can turn in unwanted and outdated prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines and used mercury thermometers. The mercury thermometers can be exchanged for digital thermometers for free.
Keep Knoxville Beautiful will demonstrate using recycled goods to create art.
Also part of the event, the Knoxville Recycling Coalition will be giving away home recycling bins and the Water Quality Forum will answer questions about water quality and the Adopt-a-Stream program.
Other groups scheduled to be on site are the City Parks and Recreation Department, Fort Loudoun Lake Association, Waste Connections and the Knox County Solid Waste Office.