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Tuesday: 4-7 p.m., Thursday: 4-7 p.m., Saturday: 8-5 p.m.

A guide to the Knox Transfer Station . . .

The handling of municipal solid waste is one of the biggest challenges we have in Knox today. With so many constantly changing options in the recycling world, the Town program requires constant maintenance for cost-effective methods of solid waste disposal. A variety of markets and disposal methods are available for our waste items. Some recyclables are sold providing some funds to help off-set the expense of the disposition of others. All of these items must be separated from the waste stream. Our Town's biggest recycling expense continues to be unsorted waste. For this reason, it is important for all residents to have a clear understanding of the various areas of the recycling center, and to cooperate with the program. Every pound of waste that is recycled, instead of being thrown into the main compactor, is money saved for all of us.
The diagram is a basic floor plan 
of the Knox Recycling Center. 
The following, is a description of each area 
and appropriate items for deposit:
  1. METAL BIN-ferrous metals only - no refrigerators or air conditioners at this time 
  2. COMPACTOR-household garbage
  3. BURNING PIT-unfinished wood, tree branches, varnished, stained, painted or treated - no hay or straw bails
  4. FURNITURE-mattress, couches, chairs, TV's, carpeting, varnished, painted, stained and treated wood
  5. SALVATION ARMY BIN-useful discarded clothing
  6. PLASTIC BAILER, BATTERIES-clean or rinsed milk, soap containers - batteries go in the pail
  7. ALUMINUM-cans and household containers washed
  8. GLASS BIN-glass sorted by color, labels removed
  9. CARDBOARD BIN-any corrugated cardboard broken down and bundled
  10. TIN CANS-cleaned and labels removed
  11. NEWSPAPER-all junk mail and dry newspaper - no magazine
  12. GARAGE

Unacceptable Materials At The Transfer Station

Although the labels given to the various areas are, for the most part, self explanatory, it is important for residents to understand what materials are unacceptable for deposit as well. The following list describes some of these unacceptable items. These items are unacceptable at any area of the Transfer Station. The list is not all inclusive. If you have an item of which you are unsure, talk to a transfer station attendant before depositing it.

Composting Means Real Savings