Accepted Recycling Center Items

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What can be recycled?

Recycling Center

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Acceptable Items

  • Batteries (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
  • No RV/camper refrigerators


How do I drop off my items?

Please check in at the Public Works Office (5645 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY 41005). The Recycling Center's hours are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 3:30pm. If you would like to call ahead, please contact us at 859-334-3600. You must be a Boone County resident - no businesses.