The City provides waste collection and cardboard recycling services for local businesses and industries for a monthly fee. Containers are available to rent with garbage collection ranging from one to six times a week or cardboard collection on an as needed basis by call-in. For more information call 931-520-5248.
Households should not place hazardous waste into city containers for regular trash collection. Take hazardous waste to Putnam County Hazardous Waste, 2101 West Jackson, Cookeville, TN 38501. (931) 400-0622. Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 7 am to 3 pm; Tuesday & Friday 7 am to noon.
These materials are accepted: flammable liquid, corrosive materials, oxidizing and reactive materials, household cleaners and solvents, propane cylinders, fire extinguishers, aerosols/paints and cleaners, lawn and garden products such as herbicides and pesticides, pool chemicals, rechargeable batteries (no alkaline) and fluorescent bulbs and tubes.
Businesses call Clean Harbors for hazardous waste disposal at (615) 643-3170.
Dry small quantities of latex paint and then put into the household garbage. Large quantities of latex paint should be mixed with cat litter and then disposed in the household trash. Wet paint cannot go into the household garbage collection bin.
Add to: Putnam County Center Locations
Putnam County Transfer Station and Recycle Center
1846 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38506 931-528-3884
Putnam County Hazardous Waste Facility
2101 West Jackson, Cookeville, TN 38501. 931-400-0622
Disposal of Medications
A permanent drug disposal box is located at the Cookeville Police Department. It is available 24 hours a day for anyone who wants to drop off medications.