Materials Accepted

  • Cardboard - Please break down and make flat if possible
  • Glass - Separated by Clear, Brown and Green (please rinse bottles)
  • Magazines
  • News Papers
  • Number 1 and Number 2 Plastics
  • Tin Cans - Please rinse cans

Recycling Drop Off Sites

Name / LocationAddressLink to
Hours of OperationAccepts
Recycling Center
South Jefferson
1846 S Jefferson AvenueMapSix Days a Week (Closed Sundays)
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Residential Garbage
Used Oil
Appliances and Furniture
Recycled Materials
East Stevens
and Lowe
335 E Stevens StreetMap24 hours a dayRecycled Materials
South Jefferson
(Next to Highland Cinemas)
1191 S Jefferson AvenueMap24 hours a dayRecycled Materials
North Willow
(Next to Tech Village
and Baseball Fields)
Laurel AvenueMap24 hours a dayRecycled Materials

East 15th495 E 15th StreetMap24 hours a dayRecycled Materials
Dacco Quarry3000 Dacco Quarry RoadMapMonday -Wednesday
Friday and Saturday
6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Residential Garbage
Recycled Materials
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
2101 W Jackson Street

Monday - Friday
8am - 12pm
Oil based Paint (Latex Paint can be dried and put in regular garbage)
Animal Shelter2650 Gainesboro GradeMapMonday - Saturday
Noon - 6 p.m.
(for Puppy/Kitten Kennels)

Keep Putnam County Beautiful Clean Commission

Located in The Biz Foundry
114 N. Cedar Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: 931-537-3278



Our Mission

To provide leadership in education and involving the community toward beautification, recycling and environmental improvement in the area of solid waste management. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!