As of June 1st, 2020 the City of London will no longer offer curbside recycling until further notice. Please store your blue recycling herbie curbie until further notice. Our recycling drop-0ff center will remain open for the public to properly sort and drop off items to be recycled. We encourage all to utilize this service. 

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 6am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 2pm

Sunday: CLOSED

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (606) 864-5521.

Recycling Drop-Off Center

  • Accepted Recycling Items

    • Newspaper
    • Magazines
    • Glossy ads (paperclips & staples OK)
    • Office paper
    • Shredded paper – please place in plastic bag and tie the bag up
    • Telephone books
    • Plastic containers #1 & #2 containers only
    • #1 PET or PETE
    • Tin cans, aerosol cans (make sure empty)
    • Large appliance (take to drop off center)
    • Cereal boxes
    • Tissue boxes
    • Paper towel/toilet paper rolls
    • Junk mail
    • Small appliances – for example: toasters, irons, coffee makers (no glass pots), kitchen mixers, pots & pans

    Examples of acceptable plastics: Soda bottles, milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles, juice bottles, container with #1 recycling symbol or #2 recycling symbol. RINSE, leave label on and replace lid.

    For residential garbage customers only:

    • April (all month) Spring Clean Up – one truck load is free of either junk OR brush (no tires or paint)
    • October (last two weeks) Fall Clean Up – one truck load is free of either junk OR brush (no tires or paint)
    • Spring and Fall Clean Up is one truck load of EITHER junk OR brush, stacked neatly by the city street. Brush must be cut into 6′ lengths or less and the tree trunk must be cut into 12″ sections.
  • Unaccepted Garbage Items

    • NO glass of any kind
    • NO styrofoam, none of any kind (packing peanuts etc.)
    • NO food or liquids
    • #2 HDPE (look for symbols)
    • NO green waste (tree limbs, grass, etc.)
    • NO dirt or rocks
    • NO large appliances in dumpsters
    • NO paint
    • NO car batteries
    • NO light bulbs
    • NO black plastic of any kind
    • NO plastic grocery bags
    • NO metal or plastic hangers
    • NO tires

Free Paper Shredding

Call the Recycling Center at (606) 864-5521 to make an appointment to bring paper items to be shredded for free!

Recycle Your Household Appliances

Drop off your metal household appliances in our bin located at our recycling facility. You may also contact us for household appliance pick-up within city limits.

Recycle Your Vehicle 

If you’re looking to recycle a vehicle you may donate it to a U.S. Veteran through the Veteran Car Donation program by clicking here or donate your car, RV, watercraft, fleet vehicle or motorcycle to fight against breast cancer by clicking here.

Recycle Water 

The City of London and London Downtown are excited about Recycling water with Lily Raintainers (rain barrels). To purchase a rain barrel, contact the city of London or London Downtown for price and delivery information.

  • Rain Barrels

    A Rain Barrel is simply a barrel that’s been set-up for the sole purpose of collecting and redistributing rain water. Typically rain barrels are attached to one of your gutter’s downspouts, which essentially widens the water collection area to the size of your roof. A properly installed rain barrel can collect up to 55 gallons of run-off with just a few inches of precipitation, which you can then use to water your lawn and/or garden.  Rain barrels are good for the environment and can save you quite a bit of money on your water bill during the summer months.
    The water you collect in your rain barrel can be used water your garden and lawn, wash your car or bike, clean work boots and tools, and to water potted plants, for every gallon of water you use from your rain barrel, you’ll save the equivalent amount from your water bill. Fifty-five gallons is a lot of water, and can really add up over the course of a long, hot summer. The water you collect from your rain barrel is also free of chemicals that might be floating in your municipal water system, which is something your garden will appreciate. For information on how to build your own rain barrel please contact the Laurel County Extension Service at 606-864-4167.

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