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Knoxville's Recycling

Just one bale of aluminum cans can weigh more than 1,000 pounds.

photo by David Luttrell

Just one bale of aluminum cans can weigh more than 1,000 pounds.

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  • Collection agency: The Park Village city recycle drop-off is one of the city’s busiest, with full bins of cans being picked up most Mondays and Wednesdays. RockTenn Recycling receives the city’s recyclables, and starts the sorting process with a front-load Cat keeping a metering bin full. RockTenn and  Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. filed a merger plan in January.
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  • Workers sort trash and cardboard from a single stream of recyclables.
  • The “eddy current” tosses out aluminum cans with the help of a magnetic wheel.
  • Bales of recyclables await shipping.
  • Just one bale of aluminum cans can weigh more than 1,000 pounds.
  • A sorter helps RockTenn capture glass from a single stream.

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