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Knoxville-Area Recycling Companies Ranked by Pounds of Material Recycled, Then Employment
Rank
'13
'12CompanyPhone
Website
2012 lbs. recycled
Local emps./locs.
Parent company
Top local executive
Founded locally
11Gerdau Long Steel North America
1919 Tennessee Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-546-0102
gerdau.com/longsteel
1,174,687,3601
Y
Y
243/1
Gerdau S.A.
Porte Alegre, Brazil
John Miller
VP, general manager
1868
22PSC Metals
5205 N. National Drive
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-637-0911
pscmetals.com
465,394,717
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
152/52
PSC Metals
Mayfield Heights, OH
David Ferguson
Stan Johnson
Jean Anne Dugger
ET regional buyer
Regional Finance Director, Southern Region
Human Resources Manager, South Region
1997
33RockTenn Knoxville Recycle
1323 Proctor St.
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-522-6129
rocktenn.com
216,000,000
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
35/1
Rock-Tenn Converting Co.
Norcross, GA
Jason Brown
Matt Glastetter
General manager
GM
1949
4NRGoodwill Industries - Knoxville
P.O. Box 11066
Knoxville, TN 37939
865-588-8567
gwiktn.org
47,127,286
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
425/44
Goodwill Industries - International
Boston, MA
Robert Rosenbaum
President, CEO
1971
55Tennessee American Recycling
200 W. Springdale Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-558-3034
tennesseeamericanrecycling.com
40,000,000
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
9/2
American Recycling Group
Marietta, GA
Clark Lindsey
President
2009
64Waste Connections of Tennessee
2400 Chipman St.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-522-8161
wasteconnectionstn.com
37,724,000
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
234/3
Waste Connections
The Woodlands, TX
Steve LaFollette
Division vice president
2002
7NRWaste Management of Tennessee
9504 Diggs Gap Road
Heiskell, TN 37754
865-525-0529
wm.com
16,534,671
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
85/1
Waste Management
Houston, TX
Mitch Rowan
Director of operations3
NA
89Construction Waste Recycling4
6618 Rutledge Pike
Knoxville, TN 37924
865-546-6311
cwr-knoxville.com
11,928,000
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
50/1
NA
NA
Larry Seivers
Member manager
2009
96Scott Recycling
5049 S. National Drive
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-540-1520
scottrecycling.com
10,500,000
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
30/1
NA
NA
Dan Scott
Jim Ely
Owner
Operations Manager
1995
107Miller Recycling
131 Verner Ave.
Newport, TN 37821
423-625-3797
millerrecyclingllc.com
10,000,000
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
20/2
NA
NA
Tim Miller
Vice president, general manager
2004
1110Spectra Recycling
225 Brookdale Road
Maryville, TN 37801
865-970-0005
spectrarecycling.com
8,500,000
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
22/3
Spectra Environmental Group
Maryville, TN
Steve Dixon
CEO
1992
1211Scrap Metal Solutions
205 JD Yarnell Industrial Parkway
Clinton, TN 37716
865-264-4246
scrapmetalsolutions.webs.com
5,847,885
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
10/1
NA
NA
Art Lundquist
Owner, partner
2010
13NRNoble Metals
401 Belgrade Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-483-1233
noblemetalsonline.com
1,500,000
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
15/1
NA
NA
Neal Weegens
Kay Williamson
President
Manager
2000
1413Tennessee Trash Service
P.O. Box 22244
Knoxville, TN 37933
865-966-0086
tntrashservice.com
1,452,000
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
32/1
Tennessee Trash Service
Lenoir City, TN
Kimberly A. Turner
General manager
2004
1512Knoxville Recycling Coalition
317 N. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-525-9694
knoxvillerecycles.org
1,150,544
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
4/1
NA
NA
Frank Sewell
Executive director
1988
1614Rogersville Recycling
106 Lena Drive
Rogersville, TN 37857
423-272-2223
NA
647,520
Y
Y
5/1
NA
NA
Linda R. Jones
Secretary, treasurer
1992
1 Specializes in processed steel; 2 Knoxville, Maryville, Harriman, Rockwood; 3 Ark., Tenn., Ala., Ky. area; 4 Formerly TnWaste Recycling
Source: Individual company representatives, individual company websites. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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