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Clean-up plan for shingle dumpsite in the works

Clean-up plan for shingle dumpsite in the works

 

City of Knoxville officials say a clean-up plan may soon be in place for one of the two dump sites holding tons of used roofing shingles.

The shingles began piling up after the hailstorms of 2011, which led many area homeowners to replace their roofs.

A group of men from Kentucky leased two area properties and charged people to drop off their old shingles with the intent of recycling them into asphalt.

But the shingles at the two Greenphalt LLC. sites kept piling up and the city filed an injunction against the company to prevent them from accepting more.

AmeriCorps members go green in Knoxville

AmeriCorps members go green in Knoxville

The name is a mouthful: the Knoxville / Knox County Community Action Committee AmeriCorps.

Knoxville has hosted the service program since 1994.

AmeriCorps members have an impact on East Tennessee.

Recycling is just one focus for CAC AmeriCorps members in Knoxville.

College graduates from across the country spend 11 months here working on green projects.

Top 10 Places to Walk in Knoxville

Top 10 Places to Walk in Knoxville

Walking is a great form of exercise.  Anyone, regardless of age and fitness level, can start a walking routine.  All you need are a sturdy pair of walking shoes and you are ready to go.   The question is where to walk?  Knoxville has a Walk Score of 40 and is labeled car-dependent which means most of us have to drive to work, errands, and for entertainment.   However, there are still fabulous places in Knoxville to walk.  Here are my Top 10 suggestions: