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Curbside Recycling

For only $5.50 a month, receive a recycling container and weekly pick up of all your recyclables on the same day as your regular garbage collection.  Paper, cardboard, plastic, and metal can products may be recycled.

What a way to work together to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle to conserve our resources and add life to our landfill!  Sign up today or call (270) 887-6245 for more info.

Curbside Recycling Acceptable Items 

Plastics #1 and # 2 
Rinse thoroughly to ensure they are free of contaminants and residue. 
Remove caps or lids and dispose of them in the trash. 

Paper Products
Office paper or “mixed paper” such as: junk mail, envelopes, letterhead, copier paper, magazines, catalogues, post cards.

Cardboard products
All sizes of cardboard boxes dry and flattened.
Remove packaging (Styrofoam “peanuts,” plastic bubble wrap, liners, etc.). Break down and flatten ALL boxes.

Aluminum beverage cans
Steel and bi-metal food & beverage cans
Rinse thoroughly to ensure they are free of contaminants and residue.
It is not necessary to remove labels

Unacceptable material
Food waste and food soiled material.
Needles and medical waste - DO NOT place used needles or any other medical waste in your recycling! Doing so poses a potential health hazard! Place used needles in a plastic detergent bottle and dispose of in regular trash.
Household medical waste should also be included in regular trash.
Paper towels and tissues/ Styrofoam (packaging “peanuts, “Styrofoam cups and bowls, etc.) Plastic bubble wrap .Plastic food wrappers, all glass products.
Plastic grocery bags - Plastic bags including grocery; bread; vegetable; dry cleaning, many more can be recycled at most grocery stores.

For all questions on recycling please contact Christopher Powell, Recycling Manager at Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise, at 270-484-4417 or email at