Recycling Update: What Can I Recycle?

Recycling is a free city service with over 13,000 current residents. In the past seven months, over 340 cans were delivered to new participating residents.

By using the recycling service, it create a positive impact on the city by providing jobs and reducing waste at the landfill. It also helps the environment and saves energy.

So what items can you put in your recycling can?

recycle list

We ask for all containers to be rinsed and lids removed. The lids are recyclable. Place your recycling can four feet away from any object like poles, cars or mailboxes. Recyclables and garbage are picked up on the same day, so both cans needs to be curbside by 7:00 am.

The recycling processor Kingsport partners with is the largest in the nation and due to a declining market for glass, Kingsport is no longer able to accept glass for recycling. All over the country, recycling processors have stopped accepting glass for recycling.

While the city is unable to accept glass, residents that would still like to recycle glass can do so at any of the drop off locations listed below:

  • Industry Drive (609 Industry Drive, Kingsport)
  • Civic Auditorium (1550 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport)
  • Lakecrest Drive (101 Lakecrest Drive, Colonial Heights)

We encourage citizens to participate in this free program. To take part in the program, please call 423-229-9451 and the city will deliver a can to your home at no cost.

*To find out your next brush/yard waste day, visit the homepage and search your address in the MyKingsport function (MY).