239 West Main St; Richmond, KY 40475 | (859) 623-1000

Recycling FAQ's and Information

How to Recycle at the Center

Drop chutes make Recycling easier:

Our innovative drop chute design makes your visit to the center a pleasant one. Simply open the doors and place materials inside the chutes. The materials are then ready for our employees to gather on the inside. This design saves both time and money

Easy to Read Instructions:

At the center citizens should not have any trouble deciding which chute to drop specific materials into. The green pull chute doors are labeled to guide users to the proper chutes. The green trash cans located by the chutes are for those items accidentally brought to the Center that are not recyclable such as: Plastic containers that are not #1 or #2, and #3 – #9 trash, brown plastic containers such as root beer bottles, or any type of glass or ceramic dishes.

About Curbside Pickup

The curbside recycling program is sponsored by the City of Richmond. We provide curbside service to the citizens of Richmond every other week. If you have questions about your pickup schedule please call us at 625-0202.

We have calendars available at the Center for your convenience. Please visit us Monday-Friday from 7:00am-3:30pm to receive one.

We are dedicated to the practice of responsible waste management by government and citizens alike.

Recycle Day Schedule 2019

What are Curbside Do's and Don'ts?


  • Newspaper
  • Inserts
  • Junk Mail
  • Soft Back Books
  • Magazines
  • Shredded Paper (Bagged)
Do not include

  • Wet Paper Products
  • Cardboard (Center Only)
  • Brown Bags (Center Only)
  • No Tied Bundles Please
  • Paperboard (Center Only)
Aluminum & Steel Cans

  • Empty Cans, Aerosol
  • Rinse food out of steel cans
  • Labels may remain on cans
  • Steel food can lids should remain attached if possible, or discarded
Do not include

  • Aluminum foil
  • Cans made of paperboard
  • Paint cans
  • Oil cans
  • No loose lids/tops (Safety Issue)
Plastic’s #1 & #2 & #3 – #9

  • Milk
  • Soda
  • Water
  • Detergent / Bleach
  • #1 Retail food containers such as Berry and Tomato
  • Plastic bags
  • Food trays
  • Butter bowls
Do not include

  • Oil containers
  • Hazardous Containers
  • Brown liter not accepted
  • Styrofoam



About Business Cardboard & Recyclable Route

If you are a local business the Center provides free weekly cardboard pickup. We have 2 trucks that run daily to accommodate the needs of our business establishments. Please call the center to schedule your pick up. This is a weekly route and you will be assigned a day based on the current schedule.

We also offer a weekly call in route for businesses that have other recyclable materials.We ask that you please call the center on Wednesday to be added to the schedule for Thursday. Please call us at 625-0202 to be added to the list.

If anytime circumstances at your business change your recycling needs, please call the Center so that we can make arrangements to schedule additional pick ups.