As part of its contract with Freedom Waste Service, the City of Paducah is offering a new recycling drop point location. The location is adjacent to Freedom’s newly constructed transfer station at 400 State Street in Paducah. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon. There is no charge for the general public to drop off recyclables.
Customers can drive through and unload their recyclables by placing them in one of the large open-top blue containers. Please separate cardboard and place it in the marked bin. All other accepted recyclables can be placed together in the blue single-stream bins. Accepted recyclables include pasteboard (which includes cereal and other similar-type boxes), newspapers, magazines, junk mail, phone books, hardback and paperback books, office paper, tin, steel, and aluminum cans, and plastic containers. Please rinse containers before bringing them to the facility. Freedom will not accept electronics, batteries, household hazardous waste, refrigerators, freezers, tires, or glass.
The temporary recycling location which has been in effect for the past year at 920 Burnett Street will be closing to the public January 31, 2017.
In January, the City entered into a ten year contract with Freedom for the transfer, transport, and disposal of municipal solid waste for the City. The contract also has two five-year renewal clauses. As part of the contract, the City pays Freedom a base fee of $34.95 per ton for solid waste and $40 per ton for recyclable materials.
For more information, contact the Paducah Engineering-Public Works Department at 270-444-8567.