Recycling

To report a missed recycling pickup please call 

Waste Management      

Phone - 1-800-607-9509

Use Account Number - N3E-0008731 (Henderson Recycling Alliance)

2022 Curbside Recycling Pickup Schedule

Henderson Recycles

Did you know the average American creates 4.4 pounds of trash each and every day? That means over 30 pounds per week, 924 pounds per month and over 11,000 pounds per year…so a family of 4 creates over 44,000 pounds per year. The vast majority ends up in our landfills, but it doesn’t have to be this way!

  1. Reduce
  2. Reuse
  3. Recycle

Ways to Reduce the amount of trash you create

  • Reusable grocery bags
  • Reusable cups instead of plastic bottles
  • Eliminate single use plastic straws by switching to reusable straws, paper straws or no straw at all
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Take your lunch to work in reusable containers instead of eating out or using plastic bags
  • Use both sides of a piece of paper before recycling or throwing away, or better yet, if you don’t absolutely need a hard copy don’t print it at all
  • Use cloth napkins and towels instead of paper, or buy paper towels/napkins that are sustainable or made from recycled products
  • Bamboo toothbrush instead of plastic - these are biodegradable
  • Carpool
  • Unplug electronics and turn off lights when not in use
  • Dryer balls can replace dryer sheets, these are reusable for a year or more

WHAT IS SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING?

No sorting needed – customers can mix all approved recyclable items in one container, eliminating the need to sort materials. Recycling is just as easy as using the trash can, so there is no reason not to recycle.

How do I get started? 

Apply Online

or call (270) 831-1234

Remember that recycling doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing sport, it may be helpful at first to ease into recycling by setting weekly or bi-weekly goals. Maybe start out with all aluminum products. Next, add cardboard and paper board (like your cereal boxes). Next, add mixed paper, and the following week add plastics. Once you get started you will be amazed at all the trash you can eliminate! 

  1. Curbside Pick-up Guidelines
  2. Curbside Pick-up Schedule
  • Pick-up on same day as your trash bi-weekly
  • Recycling needs to be placed curbside before 5:00 am on scheduled pick-up day
  • Place cart within 3 feet of the curb with handle facing toward your residence
  • Place cart at least 3 feet from all other objects (mailbox, car, trash, etc.)
  • Please rinse all food/drink containers but labels do not have to be removed

What can go in your Recycle Cart?

Paper and Cardboard

Paper Recycling

Did you know paper makes up nearly 30 percent of waste generated each year?

Recycle envelopes, office paper, junk mail, greeting cards, and file folders. 

Accepted in Recycle Bin

  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Phone Books
  • Junk Mail
  • Catalogs
  • Envelopes
  • Office paper/notebook paper (shredded paper is accepted in clear bag)
  • Cardboard (must fit in the bin)
  • Paperboard (cereal/pasta boxes, toilet paper, and paper towel rolls)
  • Paper-based cups (fast food)

Accepted at Henderson County Recycle Center

  • All the above items are also accepted at the Recycle Center
  • Boxes do not have to be broken down, and you can take larger boxes than what will fit in your bin.


Metal

Metal Recycling

Did you know recycling just one ton of aluminum cans conserves more than 1,024 gallons of gasoline?

Recycle all food and beverage metal cans - steel, tin, bi-metal, and aluminum.

Accepted in Recycle Bin

  • All Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Bio-metal
  • Cans
  • Lids
  • Caps

and other similar Items

Accepted at Henderson County Recycle Center

  • All the above items are also accepted at the Recycle Center.


Plastic

Plastic Recycling

Did you know recycling just ten plastic bottles saves enough energy to power a laptop for more than 25 hours?

Recycle plastics #1, #2, and #5 in your Recycle Bin. Look on the bottom of containers for a number inside the recycling arrows.

Accepted in Recycle Bin

  • Plastics #1, #2, and #5
  • Milk, Water, and Laundry Jugs
  • Shampoo/Conditioner Bottles
  • Water/Soda Bottles
  • Dairy Tubs
  • Fruit Containers

and other similar Items

Please do not put plastic bags in the Recycle Bin (Only clear bags for shredded paper are permitted.)

Accepted at Henderson County Recycle Center

  • Plastics #1 and #2 Only


Glass Bottles

Glass Recycling

Did you know glass is not recyclable in your Recycle Bin? Make sure you recycle glass jars and bottles at the Recycle Center. Recycle clear and colored glass.

Glass is NOT ACCEPTED in the Recycle Bin.

Accepted at Henderson County Recycle Center

  • All glass jars and bottles are accepted at the Recycle Center.


Books

Miscellaneous Recycling

Some miscellaneous items have special requirements to be recycled at the Recycle Center and are never accepted in your bin.

NOT ACCEPTED in Recycle Bin

  • Batteries - NOT accepted in your bin
  • Books - NOT accepted in your bin
  • Electronics - NOT accepted in your bin
  • Paint Cans - NOT accepted in your bin
  • Tires - NOT accepted in your bin

Accepted at Henderson County Recycle Center

  • Batteries and books are all accepted at the recycle center.
  • Many electronics are accepted at the recycle center, nearly anything with a cord. Hard drives are even accepted - hard drive destructor at the Recycle Center.
  • Paint cans - accepted only on special events at the Recycle Center.
  • Tires- accepted only on special events at the Recycle Center.