Sustainable Living

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 10th.

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.