Latest Sustainability News
Recycling During the Holidays
What can be recycled and where
As we approach the holidays, remember many items can be recycled.
Cardboard - Accepted at all convenience centers. Please breakdown all boxes and remove any plastic pieces that
may be attached.
Wrapping/Tissue Paper - Just for the holiday season (12/26-1/15), wrapping and tissue paper may be placed in the
cardboard recycling bins at the convenience centers. Do not include any foil or tinsel.
Styrofoam (no packing peanuts) - Any Styrofoam free of tape and glue that has not come into contact with food
can be recycled at Red Knight Distribution (2125 International Blvd.) Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Electronics - Accepted at the main Landfill on Dover Road.
Finally, Christmas trees (live only - no artificial trees) will be accepted at all convenience center locations and
at Heritage Park (1241 Peachers Mill Road by the soccer field). Please make sure that all decorations have been
removed and do not place the trees in any type of bag. Collection begins on December 26th and goes through January
Clarksville Athletic Club & Soles4Souls
Shoe Drive Results
Clarksville Athletic Club held a shoe drive for Soles4Souls during the month of December. The Club accepted new and gently
worn shoes that will be donated to Soles4Souls who distributes the shoes worldwide to those in needs and, in the
process, creates sustainable jobs for its employees. Over 210 pairs of shoes were donated.
Wade Bourne Nature Center Opens
Located in Rotary Park
In October of 2020, a ribbon cutting was held for the opening of the Wade Bourne Nature Center. The Center, located in Rotary Park, is the newest facility in the Montgomery County Park System.
The Center showcases the life work of Clarksville native Wade Bourne a world-renowned journalist who covered
hunting, fishing and resource conservation. He authored six books in addition to serving as Editor-at-Large for
Ducks Unlimited Magazine and as a Senior Writer for Bassmaster Magazine. He also co-hosted Ducks Unlimited TV on the
Outdoor Channel. Wade passed away in 2016 at the age of 69.
In addition to the permanent installation dedicated to Bourne's works, the Center includes a gallery space, a
playground and educational exhibits.
For more information on the Center visit its website or visit the
Clarksville Now story
for photos from the ribbon cutting.