Single stream recycling (where everything goes in one bin or container) doesn't have to be confusing.  These statewide guidelines have been developed to simplify the directions.

Convenience Centers may have different recycling collection requirements and additional areas for recycling material not typically collected in a Curbside program, such as appliances, motor oil, scrap metal, etc.  Please check with your local community or center for proper instructions.

Recycling in Tennessee

Cardboard

Paper Bags

Newspaper

Magazines

Mail

Office Paper

Paperboard

Aluminum Cans

Steel Containers

Containers With Caps

Bottles With Lids

Jars With Lids

To-Go Containers

Cartons

Cups

Foil

Aluminum Trays

Aerosol Cans

Metal Items

Containers

Tubs

Buckets

Produce Baskets

Rigid or Bulky

To-go Trays

To-go Cups

To-go Drink Lids

Jars

Bottles

Containers

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Also Please No:

Black Plastic Containers
Diapers

Glass Cups/Dishes

Light Bulbs

Medical Supplies

Needles

Paper Towels

Sharp Objects
Shrink Wrap

Straws

Tissues

Toys