recycle
The City encourages citizens and businesses to reduce waste and recycle.  The Recycling Center is located at 1846 S. Jefferson and is operated by the Putnam County Solid Waste Division.
Phone:  528-3884 or 520-7818
Open 6 days a week (CLOSED SUNDAYS) –  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
recycle

COMMERCIAL RECYCLING SERVICES

The City provides cardboard recycling services for local businesses & industries for a monthly fee. Containers are available to rent with collection ranging from one to six times a week or on an as needed basis by call-in. For more information, contact our office.

RECYCLING DROP OFF SITES

Name / LocationAddressLink to
Map
Hours of
Operation
Accepts
Recycling Center
South Jefferson
1846 S. Jefferson AvenueMapSix Days a Week (Closed Sundays)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Residential Garbage
Used Oil
Appliances and Furniture
Recycled Materials
(See Below)
East Stevens
(Old City Sanitation building)
335 E. Stevens StreetMap24 hours a dayRecycled Materials
(See below)
South Jefferson
(Next to Highland Cinemas)
1191 S. Jefferson AvenueMap24 hours a dayRecycled Materials
(See below)
North Willow
(Next to Tech Village
& Baseball Fields)
Laurel AveMap24 hours a dayRecycled Materials
(See below)
West Jackson
(Next to Old Animal Shelter)
2103 west Jackson StreetMap24 hours a dayRecycled Materials
(See below)
East 15th495 E. 15th StMap24 hours a dayRecycled Materials
(See below)
Dacco Quarry3000 Dacco Quarry RoadMapMonday -Wednesday
Friday & Saturday
6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Residential Garbage
Recycled Materials (See Below)
Paint (Tuesdays and Saturdays)
Animal Shelter2650 Gainesboro GradeMapMonday - Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Newspapers
(for Puppy/Kitten Kennels)

Materials Accepted Are:

  • NewsPapers
  • Magazines
  • #1 and #2 Plastics
  • Glass  –  Separated by Clear, Brown & Green (please rinse bottles)
  • Cardboard – Please break down and make flat if possible
  • Tin Cans – Please rinse cans

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KEEP PUTNAM COUNTY BEAUTIFUL CLEAN COMMISSION
515 E. BROAD STREET, SUITE A
COOKEVILLE, TN  38501
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!

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CHANGED YOUR OIL?  NOW WHAT?

  • If you are like a lot of handy people, changing your oil and oil filters is something you do to save money.  And now thanks to the established Used Oil Collection Center in your area, you can change used oil into something that will help your community and save money too.
  • By bringing your used oil filters to the collection center, you help prevent damaging the environment you enjoy and the cost to clean up pollution.  You see, just a little used oil can pollute a lot.  For example, only one gallon of used oil can pollute over a million gallons of drinking water.  And used oil dumped on the ground can make that ground sterile for years.  Used oil has been one of the leading polluters of the community.
  • But now you can help change that by bringing your used oil to the nearest Used Oil Collection Center.  The City’s Vehicle Maintenance Garage operates an oil filter crusher and two used oil heaters.  The oil collected will be recycled into heat which saves the city money.  The filter crusher crushes the filters to 25% of their original size and removes up to 95% of free-flowing oil.
  • Stricter environmental and landfill regulations are being enforced almost every day, greatly affecting the way we live and do business.  Garbage isn’t just garbage any more.  Now it must be sorted, recycled, examined for hazardous waste and disposed of properly and legally.  It is no longer a matter of simply tossing used oil and filters into the trash.  It all means better things for the future of our planet, but it means more work for all of us, too.

RECYCLING YOUR USED OIL IS AS SIMPLE AS 1-2-3!

  1. Place your used oil in a clean plastic bottle – such as the kind used for milk or drinking water – with a lid that screws on tightly.
  2. Avoid plastic bottles once used for bleach, cleaners, pesticides, and automobile fluids such as antifreeze or metal cans that contained paint of solvent;  they may contain residues that can contaminate the oil.
  3. Bring it to one of the Used Oil Collection Centers listed below.  That’s it.   It’s easy – and you are doing something to keep the environment clean and safe — for all of us.

Putnam County Recycling Center
1846 South Jefferson Avenue
8:00 a.m.  –  4:00 p.m.  –  7 days a week
528-3884
Also all county convenience centers
(ACCEPTS USED OIL ONLY)