The Credit Union wants everyone to live in a better world and these items help!
- The Credit Union participates in an employee-based recycling program for cans, paper and cardboard.
- Shred days are offered to the public at various branch locations.
- Recycled and recyclable paper are used as often as possible.
- Urging members to receive electronic statements saves paper plus by doing so members receive their statements faster and more securely.
- Branches help their communities in a variety of ways but all are for the benefit of the earth.
By taking small steps we make large leaps toward a healthier environment.
JOIN US in doing so!
Green (Shred) Days 2014
Open to the public and businesses. The Credit Union will offer free shredding and helpful consumer information at the following branch locations:
|Holston:||Friday, March 21, 2014||1 pm to 5 pm|
|Morristown East:||Friday, March 28, 2014||1 pm to 5 pm|
|Kingsport:||Friday, April 4, 2014||1 pm to 5 pm|
|Halls:||Friday, April 11, 2014||1 pm to 5 pm|
|West Knoxville:||Saturday, April 12, 2014||9 am to 3 pm|
|Sevierville:||Friday, April 25, 2014||1 pm to 5 pm|
|Northeast Knoxville:||Friday, May 2, 2014||1 pm to 5 pm|
|Lenoir City:||Friday, May 9, 2014||1 pm to 5 pm|
|Roane County:||Friday, May 16, 2014||1 pm to 5 pm|
|Alcoa:||Friday, June 6, 2014||1 pm to 5 pm|
|Bearden:||Friday, June 13, 2014||1 pm to 5 pm|
|Turkey Creek:||Friday, June 20, 2014||1 pm to 5 pm|
- Clean paper, any color
- File folders, any color
- No need to remove paper clips, staples, rubber bands, or small binders
- VHS tapes
- Phone books
- Hard copy books
- Common or wet trash
- Plastics or metals
- Hazardous materials
Green¢ense Loan Guide
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Household Hazardous Waste
What is Household Hazardous Waste? Many common household products contain hazardous substances. These products become household hazardous waste (HHW) once the consumer no longer has any use for them. The average household generates more than 20 pounds of HHW per year. As much as 100 pounds can accumulate in the home, often remaining there until the residents move or do an extensive cleaning.
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Knoxville Recycling Coalition
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Although compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are fast becoming the most popular form of efficient residential lighting, they also are starting to be seen in our landfills. Because of their mercury content, it's best to handle CFLs the same way you would other household hazardous waste products like paint or batteries. They should never be incinerated.
While most states and communities do not require recycling of compact fluorescents, check with your local community recycling center or local government about your recycling options.
If you break a CFL, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends you take
the following steps:
- Open a window to disperse any vapor that may escape and leave the room for 15 minutes or more.
- Carefully scoop up the fragments and powder with stiff paper or cardboard and place them in a sealed plastic bag; use disposable rubber gloves if available. Do not use your bare hands.
- Wipe the area clean with damp paper towels or disposable wet wipes and place them in the plastic bag.
- Place the plastic bag in a second sealed plastic bag and dispose of the trash. Some states require that broken and unbroken CFLs be taken to a recycling center.
- Do not use a vacuum cleaner or broom to clean up the broken bulb on hard surfaces.