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Shelter, recycling center have new hours

The Anderson County Animal Shelter has new hours. The shelter, located at 1480 Blockhouse Valley Road in South Clinton, is now open to the public six days a week.

The new public hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

“We are appreciative of County Commission’s support of additional staff for our Solid Waste Department so that we can open our recycling center six days a week. As the shelter and recycling center are co-located on the same property, we are now able to also open the shelter six days a week,” Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank said.

For more information, call the Anderson County Animal Shelter at 865-441-2068, or visit online at

The Blockhouse Valley Recycling Center, on Blockhouse Valley Road in South Clinton, has expanded hours that the facility is open to the public.

The recycling center – once open to the public only on Wednesdays and a few Saturdays each month – is now open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

The facility accepts mixed paper, electronics, oil-based paint, spray paint, tires, scrap metal, appliances, fluorescent light bulbs, lead acid and rechargeable batteries, used motor oil and filters and antifreeze. No hazardous waste (solvents, gasoline, diesel fuel, etc.) are accepted.

For more information, you may visit online at or contact Geoff Trabalka, Anderson County Solid Waste Management supervisor, at 865- 463-6845.