Accepted Recycling Center Items

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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 straight to the Recycling Center to drop off items - no need to stop at the office. The Recycling Center's hours are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 3:30pm. Our address is 3275 Maplewood Drive, Burlington, KY 41005 (the blue building directly in front of the salt dome). If you would like to call ahead, please contact us at 859-334-3600.