Road Department

Henderson County Recycling

Henderson County Recycling is open. Our drive thru is open for drop off recycling. It is a free service to everyone county wide. You can bring your sorted residential and business recycling regardless if you live in the city or county. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Saturday hours are 8:00am-12:00pm. Also for your convenience we have a large recycling container for after-hours drop off and holiday weekends. We are a free alternative to your curbside pickup but you have to transport your recycling to us. We are closed on all county holidays. Our location is 398 Sam Ball Way.

The City of Henderson is no longer in partnership with Henderson County Recycling.

  • Contact number for a recycling container is (270) 831-1224.
  • The number to call for issues with your curbside pickup is (812) 868-1100.

Henderson County Recycling is no longer able to offer free business pick-up but we will take your business recycling if you are able to transport it to us. The recyclables we accept are remaining the same and please pre-sort. The items that we accept are:

  • Cardboard and mix board (Cereal boxes, pop boxes etc.)
  • Electronics (no TVís or computer screens) flat computer screens accepted.
  • Used oil filters, USED OIL
  • Metal, including metal cans.(no tanks of any kind)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Appliances (Freon removed by EPA approved process before it comes to the recycling center and line cut or your appliance will be refused).
  • Newspaper, office paper and mail
  • Plastic bottles #1 and #2ís (no #3-7 please)
  • Glass bottles (no plate glass, windows or doorframes)
  • Lead acid batteries and regular household batteries
  • Tires (residential only)
  • Magazines, books, and now accepting grocery bags!

We reserve the right to refuse questionable material.

The biggest thing everyone can do to help is bring us your recyclables. We need the community to rally behind us and support us. It takes everyone to do our part to keep recyclable items out of the landfill. Letís be a part of the solution and continue to recycle in our community. Support your local recycling facility! Use it or lose it!

Please take household garbage to the landfill. CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK , Tricounty Recycling Alliance OR OUR TRICOUNTY WEB PAGE Watch for upcoming free events!


Nancy Watkins
398 Sam Ball Way
Henderson, KY 42420

Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator Education Outreach Specialist, (270)827-1979