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Knoxville-Area Recycling Companies Ranked by Pounds of Material Recycled, Then Employment
Rank
'14
'13CompanyPhone
Website
2013 lbs. recycled
Alum. cans
Batteries
Bulky items
Cardboard
Computers
Glass
Mixed paper
Motor oil filters
Newspaper
Plastics 1-2
Plastics 1-7
Scrap metal
Steel cans
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
1,065,438,0001
Y
Y
246/1
Gerdau S.A.
Porte Alegre, Brazil
John Miller
VP, general manager
18682
22PSC Metals
5205 N. National Drive
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-637-0911
pscmetals.com
389,388,142
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
103/53
PSC Metals
Mayfield Heights, OH
Stan Johnson
Regional finance director4
1997
33RockTenn Knoxville Recycle
1323 Proctor St.
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-522-6129
rocktenn.com
191,133,607
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
42/1
Rock-Tenn Converting Co.
Norcross, GA
Matt Glastetter
General manager
1949
45Tennessee American Recycling
200 W. Springdale Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-558-3034
tennesseeamericanrecycling.com
45,000,000
Y
Y
Y
13/2
American Recycling Group
Marietta, GA
Clark Lindsey
President
2009
54Goodwill Industries - Knoxville
P.O. Box 11066
Knoxville, TN 37939
865-588-8567
gwiktn.org
31,336,206
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
460/44
Goodwill Industries - International
Boston, MA
Robert Rosenbaum
President, CEO
1971
66Waste Connections of Tennessee
2400 Chipman St.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-522-8161
wasteconnectionstn.com
21,534,000
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
264/3
Waste Connections
The Woodlands, TX
Steve LaFollette
Division vice president
2002
77Waste Management of Tennessee
9504 Diggs Gap Road
Heiskell, TN 37754
865-525-0529
wm.com
15,426,000
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
85/1
Waste Management
Houston, TX
Mitch Rowan
Director of operations5
NA
811Spectra Recycling
225 Brookdale Road
Maryville, TN 37801
865-970-0005
spectrarecycling.com
15,000,000
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
15/3
Spectra Environmental Group
Maryville, TN
Steve Dixon
CEO
1992
9NRBarnes Recycling
1759 W. Highway 25/70
New Market, TN 37820
865-397-9040
recycletn.com
14,132,000
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
8/1
NA
NA
Ryan Barnes
President
2011
109Scott Recycling6
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
1110Miller Recycling6
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
1212Scrap Metal Solutions6
205 JD Yarnell Industrial Parkway
Clinton, TN 37716
865-264-4246
scrapmetalsolutions.webs.com
5,847,885
Y
Y
Y
Y
10/1
NA
NA
Art Lundquist
Owner, partner
2010
138Construction Waste Recycling7
6618 Rutledge Pike
Knoxville, TN 37924
865-546-6311
cwr-knoxville.com
4,763,140
Y
Y
28/1
NA
NA
Larry Seivers
Member manager
2009
1414Tennessee Trash Service
P.O. Box 22244
Knoxville, TN 37933
865-966-0086
tntrashservice.com
1,935,740
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
38/1
Tennessee Trash Service
Lenoir City, TN
Kimberly A. Turner
General manager
2004
1515Knoxville Recycling Coalition
317 N. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-525-9694
knoxvillerecycles.org
1,100,000
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
4/1
NA
NA
Frank Sewell
Executive director
1988
1 Specializes in processed steel; 2 Year of incorporation. Mill operations actually began around 1864; 3 Knoxville, Maryville, Harriman, Rockwood; 4 For Southern region. Also Jean Anne Dugger, Human resources manager; 5 Ark., Tenn., Ala., Ky. area; 6 Source declined to participate. Information from 2013 survey; 7 Formerly TnWaste Recycling
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