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Empower Your Environmental Efforts!
Discover how you can make a significant impact in Soddy-Daisy, Chattanooga, and Hamilton County through our comprehensive guide on recycling various materials. Join us in our initiatives to reduce waste and promote sustainable practices in our community.

Keep Soddy-Daisy Beautiful Recycling Initiatives

Inkjet Cartridge and Cigarette Butt Recycling

We are dedicated to reducing waste and enhancing recycling efforts in our community. Find out how you can contribute to our recycling initiatives below and help us keep our community clean and sustainable.

Inkjet Cartridge Recycling

Drop off your used inkjet cartridges at our headquarters. This initiative supports environmental sustainability by responsibly recycling printer cartridges.

  • Drop-Off Location: Keep Soddy-Daisy Beautiful Headquarters, 10773 Loop Rd, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
  • Contact for More Information:

Cigarette Butt Recycling

In partnership with TerraCycle, Keep Soddy-Daisy Beautiful is participating in the Cigarette Waste Free Recycling Program. Help us keep cigarette butts out of landfills and waterways by bringing them to our headquarters for recycling.

  • How to Participate:
    1. Collect: Gather cigarette butts and store them in a sturdy, sealable bag or container.
    2. Drop Off: Bring your collected cigarette butts to our headquarters. We will handle the shipping and recycling process through TerraCycle.
    3. Environmental Contribution: For every pound of cigarette waste recycled, a donation is made towards the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.

Community Impact and Environmental Protection These recycling initiatives are part of our commitment to tackling litter and waste in our environment. By participating, you help remove harmful waste from our community and support our environmental sustainability goals.

Get Involved Your involvement is crucial. Join us in these recycling efforts to help keep our community clean and contribute to a sustainable future. If you have questions or need more information on how to participate, please contact Cindi at the details provided above.

Let’s work together to make a significant impact and keep our community litter-free!

Hamilton County Recycling Centers

Hamilton County offers comprehensive recycling services at multiple locations:

General Contact Information:

Accepted Materials at All Locations:

  • Plastics (#1 and #2 Only: soda bottles, milk jugs, shampoo & conditioner bottles, etc.)
  • Brown, Green & Clear Glass
  • Aluminum & Mixed Metals
  • Mixed Paper
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Computers and computer components; rechargeable batteries

Used Motor Oil and Tire Recycling:

  • Used Motor Oil: Accepted only at Standifer Gap, Hwy 58, Middle Valley, and Sequoyah Recycling Centers.
  • Tire Recycling: Available at the Tire Recovery Center next to Standifer Gap Recycling Center.
    • Address: 7609 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
    • Phone: (423) 602-TIRE (8473)
    • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    • Fees: $1 per passenger tire; $4 per larger tire – Call for appointment first

Key Recycling Center Locations and Hours:

  • Sequoyah Recycling Center
    • Address: 9525 Lovell Road, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379
    • Phone: (423) 842-2391
    • Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Hwy 58 Recycling Center
    • Address: 5414 Hwy. 58, Chattanooga, TN 37416
    • Phone: (423) 326-0992
    • Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Middle Valley Recycling Center
    • Address: 1868 Crabtree Road, Hixson, TN 37343
    • Phone: (423) 843-9317
    • Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Red Bank Recycling Center
    • Address: 4857 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank, TN
    • Phone: (423) 876-2010
    • Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Specialty Recycling with TerraCycle

TerraCycle offers innovative recycling solutions for items typically non-recyclable through local services:

  • Accepted Items: Toys, beauty waste, coffee capsules, and more
  • Zero Waste Box™: Purchase for specific waste streams like toys or coffee capsules, fill, and return with a prepaid label
  • Free Recycling Programs: Sponsored by brands for their products
  • Website: TerraCycle Programs

Retail and Specialty Recycling Programs

Best Buy Electronics Recycling Program

Best Buy is a leader in responsibly recycling electronics. They accept a wide range of electronic products, ensuring that gadgets are recycled instead of ending up in landfills.

  • Accepted Items: TVs, cell phones, batteries, cables, computers, printers, and more.
  • Special Services: Best Buy also offers haul-away services for large appliances like refrigerators and TVs when you purchase a replacement from them.
  • How it Works: You can bring up to three items per household per day to any Best Buy store for recycling.
  • Website: Best Buy Recycling

Staples Recycling Program

Staples makes it easy to recycle office and electronic items by providing free recycling for a variety of products.

  • Accepted Items: Ink and toner cartridges, computers, tablets, printers, and other office technology.
  • Rewards Program: Staples rewards customers for recycling, particularly ink and toner cartridges, through the Staples Rewards program.
  • Additional Services: Secure shredding services for sensitive documents.
  • Website: Staples Recycling Services

Publix Recycling Program

Publix promotes recycling by offering bins at the front of each store for various items, aiming to support community recycling efforts and reduce environmental impact.

  • Accepted Items: Plastic bags, foam products, egg cartons, and other select packaging materials.
  • Program Details: Encourages customers to use reusable bags but provides recycling for plastic and paper bags to minimize waste.
  • Website: Publix Sustainability

Target Recycling Stations

Target offers convenient in-store recycling stations for customers to dispose of household items, including glass, plastic, and electronics.

  • Accepted Items: Glass, plastics, aluminum, small electronics like cell phones and ink cartridges.
  • Program Highlights: Target aims to make recycling accessible and convenient, encouraging customers to bring recyclable materials during their shopping visits.
  • Website: Target Recycling

Electronic Waste Recycling

Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security

Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security specializes in secure data destruction and IT equipment recycling, ensuring that all data is irrecoverably destroyed while recycling the materials in an environmentally responsible manner.

STS Electronic Recycling

STS Electronic Recycling offers free electronics recycling and secure data destruction services to businesses, schools, and healthcare facilities. This service is compliant with HIPAA, HITECH, and other standards to ensure data privacy and environmental sustainability.

Metal Waste Recycling

CMC Recycling Chattanooga

CMC Recycling in Chattanooga provides a full-service metal recycling solution, handling both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This facility caters to a diverse clientele including individuals, businesses, and industries, offering environmentally responsible recycling options that adhere to the highest standards.

  • Services Offered: Comprehensive metal recycling including copper, aluminum, brass, stainless steel, iron, and more. They offer market-based pricing and detailed scrap management services.
  • Contact Information:

Northside Neighborhood House Thrift Stores

Supporting Community Empowerment Through Resale and Recycling

Northside Neighborhood House Thrift Stores provide a vital service to the community by accepting donations of gently used items for resale and recycling textiles that are not suitable for sale, ensuring these materials are repurposed instead of ending up in landfills.

Accepted Items:

  • Clothing: Gently used clothing for all ages and genders.
  • Household Items: Kitchenware, decor, books, small appliances, and other usable home goods.
  • Furniture: A variety of gently used furniture.
  • Fabrics: Textiles and fabrics that can no longer be used are recycled. Important: Please clearly label any bags containing textiles for recycling with the word ‘Recycle’ to ensure they are processed correctly.

Locations and Contact Information:

Northside Neighborhood House operates several thrift stores in the Chattanooga area, including one in Soddy Daisy. Each location accepts donations that benefit community programs.

  • North Chattanooga Thrift Store:
    • Address: 209 Minor Street, Chattanooga, TN 37405
    • Phone: (423) 756-0530
    • Manager: Angie Turnure
  • Red Bank Thrift Store:
    • Address: 3605 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37415
    • Phone: (423) 386-5811
    • Manager: Amy V.
  • Soddy Daisy Thrift Store:
    • Address: 10161 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379
    • Phone: (423) 803-2637
    • Manager: Angel Coulter


For additional information about store hours, specific donation guidelines, or to learn more about the programs supported by your contributions, visit: Northside Neighborhood House Thrift Stores

These thrift stores not only support financial programs for Northside Neighborhood House but also promote recycling and responsible consumption. By donating items, you help the community and the environment, contributing to sustainability and resource conservation.

Trash / Litter Resources

Trash Removal (Soddy Daisy Resident Trash Collection)
Phone: (423) 332-4600
Website: Soddy Daisy Sanitation Services

Free Sparkle Pickup (Bulk Trash/Waste Item Collection)
Phone: (423) 332-5323
Website: Soddy Daisy Sanitation Services

Free Brush Collection
Phone: (423) 332-5323
Website: Brush Collection Services

Additional Resources
Green Steps
Litter cleanups, litter stations, & education

iSustain Recycling
Commercial Recycling Company

Keep Soddy-Daisy Beautiful
City beautification and litter clean up. Looking for volunteers and donors.
Facebook: Keep Soddy-Daisy Beautiful
Phone: (423) 515-5315

Keep Soddy-Daisy Beautiful Facebook Group
A group for concerned citizens in and around Soddy-Daisy, TN
Join Group: Facebook Group

Keep Tennessee Beautiful
Educating and inspiring actions for a more beautiful community environment.
Phone: (901) 678-4101

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful
Organizes litter cleanups and projects to keep the river clean and healthy.
Phone: (865) 386-3926

Nobody Trashes Tennessee
A campaign to raise awareness and stop littering in Tennessee.

Tennessee Clean
A statewide anti-litter initiative by the Tennessee Wildlife Federation.