Accepted Recycling Center Items

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Effective Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020: The Recycling Center is open during normal hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:30pm). The Big Blue Bins are back out at the Farmer's Market (1824 Patrick Drive) and Walton Fire Protection District (12600 Towne Center Drive) at this time. We will expand to other locations in the near future. The Spring Cleanup has been cancelled. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Clere at or 859-334-3151.


What can be recycled?

Recycling Center

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Acceptable Items

  • Batteries (rechargeable and auto ONLY)
  • Ink/toner cartridges
  • Oil filters
  • Old gasoline
  • Used motor oil
  • Scrap metals that include: cast-iron tubs, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, engine block (no oil), fence posts, fenders, hoods, freezers (no food), furnaces, heating/oil tanks (empty and a hole must be punched in the bottom), large engine parts (no oil), lawn mowers (no fluids), metal cabinets, metal pipe, microwave ovens (metal only), ranges/stoves, refrigerators (no food), room air conditioners, swing sets (metal parts only), washers and dryers, water heaters, wire, and more


Not Acceptable Items

  • No acetylene tanks
  • No alkaline batteries
  • No barrels
  • No bed mattresses or box springs
  • No computers
  • No concrete
  • No dirt
  • No fire extinguishers
  • No furniture
  • No gas tanks
  • No hazardous waste
  • No liquids
  • No plastic microwave ovens
  • No paint cans (including empty)
  • No propane tanks
  • No TVs
  • No whole cars
  • No wood fencing
  • No electronics
  • No VHS tapes


How do I drop off my items?

Please go to the Boone County Public Works building before dropping off items. The Recycling Center's hours are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 3:30pm. Our address is 5645 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY 41005. If you would like to call ahead, please contact us at 859-334-3600.