How to Recycle

Curbside PickupRecycling Bins

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 859-625-0202.

Recycle Day Schedule 2023

Recycle Day Schedule 2024

Calendars are also available at the Center for your convenience. Please visit us Monday through Friday from 7 am to 3:00 pm to receive one.

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

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 859-625-0202 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.

Drop Chutes

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 is not recyclable such as: Plastic containers that are not Number 1 or Number 2, and Number 3 - Number 9 trash, brown plastic containers such as root beer bottles, or any type of glass or ceramic dishes.

What Can Be Recycled


  • Inserts
  • Junk Mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Shredded Paper (Bagged)
  • Soft Back Books

Do not include:

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

Aluminum & Steel Cans

  • Empty Cans, Aerosol
  • Labels may remain on cans
  • Rinse food out of steel cans
  • Steel food can lids should remain attached if possible, or discarded

Do not include:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Cans made of paperboard
  • No loose lids/tops (Safety Issue)
  • Oil cans
  • Paint cans

Plastic's Number 1, 2 & 3 through 9

  • Butter bowls
  • Detergent / Bleach
  • Food trays
  • Milk
  • Number 1 Retail food containers such as Berry and Tomato
  • Plastic bags
  • Soda
  • Water

Do not include:

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