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Sanitation Department - Owensboro Recycles!

Owensboro Sanitation Department

Due to our location and the lack of nearby reprocessing centers, recycling is expensive for Owensboro - it cost us money every month to recycle. It is also the right thing to do and as a community, we are committed to Recycling. The Sanitation Department operates a Drop-Off Recycling Center to support this commitment.

The Drop-Off Recycling Center is located at 1401 W. 7th Street.

Open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. An attendant is available to assist you on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7:00-12:00.

Owensboro Recycles



Recyclable Items

The following items are collected at the Drop-Off Recycling Center:

  • Newspaper and Phonebooks
  • Mixed Plastics (no single item larger than a 5-gal bucket)
  • Magazines
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel Cans


In order to be accepted by our recycler, material must be pure and free of contamination. That means that any trash or mixed recycling items (plastic in the newspaper bin for example) can cause the entire load to be unacceptable for recycling. Please do your part and put the right material in the right bin.

Mr. Use Again
Mr. UseAgain - our recycling mascot!

Report Illegal Dumpers

Help us keep our Recycling Center free of contamination. Contact Us to report illegal dumpers at the Recycling Center. We have zero tolerance for those who would "trash" our city.


Local Recycling Providers

B & J Sanitation - 686-7909 (Commercial & Residential Curbside)

Go Recycling - 485-6008 (Residential Curbside & Bulk)

Wee Can Recycling - 231-0364/929-3824 (Residential Curbside & Bulk)

Greenworks Recycling - 215-0200 (Electronics Drop-Off)

Resource Recycling - 926-6611 (Compensated Drop-Off, Household & Bulk)