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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of recycling are available?
Beginning February 1, 2019, curbside recycling will become available within Hopkinsville city limits. 

How do I sign up for curbside recycling?
Call (270) 887-6245.

How much does curbside recycling cost each month?
It’s only $5.50 a month for your personal recycling container and convenient weekly service.

When is curbside recycling picked up?
Curbside recycling is collected every week on the same day as your regular garbage pick-up.

What are acceptable items for curbside recycling?
View the list of acceptable items.

What can I recycle?
Plastics

  • PETE #1
  • HPDE #2

Metals

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel (Tin) Cans

Paper Products

  • Newsprint
  • Office Paper
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Fiber Board
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Junk Mail
  • Telephone Books

How do I start recycling?
Residents who wish to begin recycling simply need to separate the items they wish to recycle from their household garbage.  It is important that only recyclable materials are placed in recycle carts.  Plastics, paper, carboard, and cans do not need to be separated.

Residents should make sure that items are given a quick rinse before placement in recycling containers.  It is desired that the items are placed in the containers in loose form to help speed the sorting/baling process at the Recycling Center.

Businesses, industries, and schools that wish to begin recycling may contact the Recycling Coordinator who will conduct a waste stream assessment and further advise and assist with establishing a program.

Do I have to separate my recyclables?
It is not necessary to separate your recyclables.  However, items should be placed in containers in loose form. Please do not place plastic bags in the recycling containers as we do not have the means to recycle these items.  

Do I have to rinse out my recyclables?
Please remove all lids & give the item a quick rinse. No food or liquid should be present in the container.  It will prevent bugs, odors, and sticky residue that will contaminate materials in our recycling containers.         

Why should I recycle?
The following are just some of the ways that you can improve your community and the environment when you recycle:

  • Save natural resources
  • Save landfill space
  • Reduce pollution
  • Save energy
  • Save money
  • Create employment

Recycling is a voluntary activity practiced by many residents and businesses which prevents millions of tons of waste from ending up in landfills.  Today, recycling is easier than ever due to manufacturers providing easily identifiable recycling symbols on their products.

Who should recycle? 
Everyone should recycle and now curbside recycling makes it even easier for Hopkinsville residents.  The Hopkinsville-Christian County Recycling Program offers a multi-faceted program in which the opportunity to recycle is made available to all residents, businesses, industry, and schools within Christian County. 

Where can I find additional information?
Questions should be directed to the Recycling Program Coordinator by calling (270) 484-4417.