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New Pioneers organized the first curbside pickup recycling program in Springfield KY, which began in 2005 as a partnership between us, the City of Springfield, and the Washington County Department of Solid Waste. Although we no longer manage the program, advocating for recycling remains important to our mission. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all curbside recycling programs in Marion, Nelson, and Washington Counties have been suspended.
However, recyclable items can be dropped-off at the following locations:


Marion County Recycling Center
331 N. Woodlawn Avenue, Lebanon KY 40033
(270) 692-0799
Hours: 24-hour access
Items accepted: plastic bags, plastic bottles, (grade one and grade two), steel and aluminum cans, paper, newspaper, phone books, cardboard and glass


Guthrie Opportunity Center
900 Nutter Drive, Bardstown KY 40004

(502) 348-3989 
Hours:  Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Items accepted:  plastic bottles (grade one and grade two), aluminum cans, newspaper, and cardboard


Washington County Recycling Center
887 Walnut Street, Springfield KY 40069
(859) 336-7700
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
NOTE: You must see an attendant to drop off items. 
Items accepted: plastic bottles (grade one and two) aluminum cans, steel cans, paper, newspaper, and cardboard