Recycle Sites

Man carrying bags of recyclables to a bin

In Putnam County, nine convenience centers are provided for recycling and disposal of garbage. In Cookeville, five drop-off sites are provided for recycling.  Monterey has one drop-off site, and Algood has one. 

The Putnam County Solid Waste Department Education Program is funded through the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Litter Grant. REDUCE • REUSE • RECYCLE • COMPOST & DON’T LITTER!! Remember: It is the law to secure your cargo and tarp your truck on the way to the convenience centers to prevent litter.

Convenience Centers - Putnam County

Accept Recyclables and Solid Waste (Garbage)

Burgess Falls Convenience Center
6007 Burgess Falls Rd.
Baxter, TN
6:30 am to 6:30 pm - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat
931-432-4246
Class III Landfill
11089 Cookeville Boat Dock Rd.
Baxter, TN
8:00 am to 3:30 pm — Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat
931-858-4071
Dacco Quarry Convenience Center
3000 Dacco Quarry Rd.
Cookeville, TN
6:30 am to 6:30 pm - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat
931-528-9094
Gentry Convenience Center
14226 Nashville Hwy.
Buffalo Valley, TN
6:30 am to 6:30 pm - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat
931-858-5842
Monterey Convenience Center
2730 Old Walton Rd.
Cookeville, TN
6:30 am to 6:30 pm - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat
931-839-3482
Putnam County Landfill
Cookeville Boat Dock Rd.
Baxter, TN
Monday - Saturday 8 am - 3:30 pm
931-858-4071

Recycling Only - City Drop-off

Tech Village, Tech Village Circle, Cookeville
1191 South Jefferson Ave. at Ferguson’s Enterprises parking lot, Cookeville
Corner of Stevens & Neal streets, Cookeville
15th Street, Cookeville
Church Street, Algood (no glass)
302 East Commercial Ave. (behind municipal building), Monterey