City officials announced Friday the opening of a new recycling center in Lookout Valley.
The John A. Patten Recycling Convenience Center, Chattanooga's fourth recycling center, will be open seven days a week, officials said.
"Beginning in September, we expanded the hours and days of operation at our convenience centers because of an overwhelming increase in usage," Mayor Ron Littlefield said in a news release. "We anticipate this center to be as successful as our other locations."
The new recycling center, which is at 3202 Kelly's Ferry Road, will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
All convenience centers in the city also have begun offering dry cell battery disposal for batteries including A, AA, AAA and D sizes, to keep this potentially dangerous type of waste out of landfills, reports state.
Additional recycling centers in the city include:
* Warner Park Recycle Center, 1250 E. Third St.
* Access Road at DuPont Parkway
* East Brainerd Baseball Complex, end of Batter's Place Road
Chattanooga's recycling centers accept: Cardboard; all paper grades (including shredded); plastic #1 and #2 (for bottles with a neck, caps do not need to be removed); aluminum cans (do not need to be crushed and tabs do not need to be removed); steel cans (only items that need to be washed out); glass bottles (brown, green and clear); computers and small electronics (no TVs or microwaves); wet cell batteries; motor oil; all materials that are recyclable through curbside.