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Guide to recycling options
Saturday, March 30, 2013    |   

Chattanooga and Hamilton County offer several ways for residents to recycle items as common as newspaper and as dangerous as pesticides or batteries. Here’s where to go or who to call to keep the area green.

Curbside pickup

Chattanooga offers curbside recycling pickup for cardboard, newspaper, unshredded paper, plastics No. 1 and No. 2, aluminum and steel cans. All items must be put in blue bags, clear bags or bins marked “Recycle” and need not be sorted.

To find out if your area is covered by the curbside pickup program, call 311.

Chattanooga recycling centers

The recycling centers listed below are open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For information call 423-698-9531.

* Warner Park

1250 E. Third St.

* John A. Patten Recreation Center

3202 Kelly’s Ferry Road

* Access Road at DuPont Parkway

4500 Access Road

* East Brainerd Baseball Complex

At the end of Batter’s Place Road

* Brainerd Area

5955 Brainerd Road

Wood recycling

3925 N. Hawthorne St.

423-698-9531

Accepts wood and other lawn waste

Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. On the second Saturday of the month the center accepts waste such as paint, insecticides and pool chemicals from 8 a.m. to noon.

Brush recycling

Those wishing to recycle brush may call 423-698-9531. Brush includes wood and plant waste. Brush piles cannot be larger than 96 cubic feet, or 4 feet wide, 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Small amounts of leaves, grass clippings and other waste no more than 2 feet wide and 2 feet long are also accepted.

Hamilton County recycling centers

These items are accepted at the following locations: plastics 1-7 (includes soda bottles, milk jugs, shampoo and conditioner bottles, margarine tubs, bread bags, meat trays); brown, green and clear glass; aluminum and steel cans; mixed paper, newspaper and corrugated cardboard; batteries; computers and monitors; small household appliances; office/cell/fax phones; DVD/VCR players; stereos and radios.

* Highway 58 Recycling Center

5414 Highway 58 (corner of Highway 58 and Hickory Valley Road)

423-326-0992

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 8 am.-4 p.m. Saturday. Also accepts motor oil.

* Middle Valley Recycling Center

1600 Crabtree Road

423-843-9317

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 8 am.-4 p.m. Saturday. Also accepts motor oil.

* Red Bank Recycling Center

4851-B Dayton Blvd. (Next to Fire Hall No. 2)

423-876-2010

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

* Standifer Gap Recycling Center

7625 Standifer Gap Road

423-855-6125

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 8 am.-4 p.m. Saturday. Also accepts motor oil.

* Sequoyah Recycling Center

9525 Lovell Road

423-842-2391

Hours: 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Accepts motor oil: doesn’t accept batteries, computers, monitors, small household appliances, office/cell/fax phones, DVD/VCR players, stereos and radios.

Tire recycling

* Hamilton County Tire Recycling Center

7625 Standifer Gap Road

423-855-6100

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Charge of $1 per tire, $4 per 18-wheeler tire. Does not accept wheels.

Motor oil recycing

Besides the locations listed above motor oil also may be recycled at all Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Advance Auto Parts, Pep Boys Automotive and AutoZone locations.