Contact Info

Phone: (270) 687-8760
Fax: (270) 687-8739

Owensboro Sanitation Dept.
1410 W. 5th Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
After 3:30 p.m., contact CityAction

CityAction: 270-687-4444

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.

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

  • Newspaper and Phonebooks
  • Plastic containers #2 only (no single item larger than a 5-gal bucket, no styrofoam, no plastic bags, no drink bottles)
  • Magazines
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel Cans

Contamination

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.

Local Recycling Providers

  • Daviess County Solid Waste – 229-4484 (Drop-Off for Household and certain Electrical Recyclables)

    Dahl & Groezinger – 684-1404 (Compensated Drop-Off for Metals)

    Go Recycling – 485-6008 (Commercial & Residential Curbside)

    Republic Services – 686-7909 (Commercial & Residential Curbside)

    Resource Recycling – 926-6611 (Compensated Drop-Off for Household and Bulk Recyclables)

    River City Industrial Services – 926-0406 (Commercial Recyclables)

    River Metals – 264-4004 (Compensated Drop-Off for Metals)

    Tire Recycling Inc – 264-5700


Report Illegal Dumpers

Help us keep our city clean. Contact us to report illegal dumpers. We have zero tolerance for those who "trash" our city.