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Community Recycling Options


WKU Recycling is your connection to community disposal and recycling options! 

 

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Cardboard and Paper
Mixed Recycling
Aluminum - Tin - Cardboard - Paper

SA Recycling is open for community drop-offs! They currently accept Aluminum, Tin/Steel, Mixed Cardboard, and Mixed Paper. Visit them at 63 N Graham Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101They are open for drop-offs Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 4:30 PM.

 

Odd Item Recycling 

Many items can be reused or recycled - just not in a standard recycling bin. 

Battery Recycling
Batteries

Batteries Plus recycles house-hold batteries, car batteries, and other specialized batteries. 

Visit them at 1150 US 31W, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101

Light Bulbs
Light Bulbs

Batteries Plus recycles LED, CFL, and  incandescent bulbs. Check their website for other bulbs that can be recycled. 

Visit them at 1150 US 31W, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101

Electronic Recycling
Electronics

Best Buy offers free electronic recycling of select items such as laptops, DVD players, cell phones, and video game consoles. To view all items accepted, check out their website

Visit them at 1875 Campbell Ln, Bowling Green, KY

Used Stoves
Appliances
Appliances in working condition can be donated to Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Broken appliances can be recycled at some local scrap yards. 
Printer Cartridge
Printer Cartridges

Printer cartridges can be recycled at Staples. They are located at 1680 Campbell Ln, Bowling Green KY

Plastic Bags
Grocery Bags

Grocery bags and other plastic bags can be recycled at any major grocery store! Check out How2Recycle for the full list of accepted items and quality instructions.

Please note, produce bags must be clean and dry. 

Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals can be disposed of at a drop box at the BG Sheriff's Office. They can also be disposed of at Walgreens

Visit the Sheriff's Office at 429 E 10th Ave #102, Bowling Green, KY.

Old Cell Phones
Cell Phones

Cell phones can be recycled for free at Best Buy or Batteries Plus. Working cell phones can be dropped off at the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce at 710 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101. Phones are then donated to the Barren River Area Safe Space. 

Used Car Oil
Oil

Dispose of used oil at Autozone. *Five gallon limit.

Shipping Bags
Shipping Bags

Shipping bags and other plastic bags can be recycled at any major grocery store! Check out How2Recycle for the full list of accepted items and quality instructions.

Please note, shipping bags must have the labels cut off. Labels damage the recycling process. 

Window
Glass

Unbroken windows can be donated to Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Sheet glass is not accepted. Clean jars can be donated to local thrift stores.

Lumber
Wood

Lumber and unbroken wooden furniture can be donated to Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Pile of Clothes
Textiles

Used clothing can be donated to Goodwill, St Teresa’s, HopeHouse, or the Salvation Army. The Humane Society can accept donations of blankets and towels. 

Empty Paint Can
Paint

Habitat for Humanity Restore accepts some household paint. It must be liquid, in the original marked container, and relatively full. 

Aerosol Cans
Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste such as paint thinner, old chemical cleaner, pesticides, and more can be disposed of at the Warren County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day

 


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 Last Modified 1/7/22