Commercial & Special Sanitation Services

Commercial Collection Services

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.

Hazardous Materials

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.

Latex Paint

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.

Putnam County Center Locations

Name Location Phone
Bangham 5759 Hilham Road 931-528-5693
Bloomington Springs 6670 Martin Creek Road 931-858-3271
Brotherton 7200 Brotherton Road 931-537-3811
Buffalo Valley 3340 Medley Amonette Road 931-858-3547
Dacco Quarry 3000 Dacco Quarry Road 931-528-9094
Ditty 3305 Ditty Road 931-432-4246
Gentry 14228 Nashville Highway 931-858-5842
Monterey 2730 Old Walton Road 931-839-3482
Silver Point 130 Center Hill Dam Road 931-858-6449
County Landfill 10089 Cookeville Boatdock Road 931-858-4071