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)

Recycling Center and Waste Collection Center
1846 S. Jefferson Ave.
Cookeville, TN
Silver Point Convenience Center
13605 Center Hill Dam Rd.
Silver Point, TN
6:30 am to 6:30 pm - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat

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