Recycling program backlogged; lack of help cited

So many people across Knox County have asked the same question over the last few weeks: where are the recycling bins?

At the May City Council meeting, Corey Moren revealed the recycling center is currently understaffed, thus is struggling to clean out the recycling bins located across Knox County and get them back to the locations in a timely manner. As a result, many bins, including those at various schools and Walmart, have not been at their locations for multiple weeks now.

Moren does not know when the issue will be resolved but did note, “We’re doing the best we can.”

Moren also stated recycling can be dropped off at the center, located right before the Thompson Park bridge leading to South KY 11, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.