New Pioneers organized the first curbside pickup recycling program in Springfield KY, which began in 2005 as a partnership with the City of
Springfield and the Washington County Department of Solid Waste. The program is now managed by the city, but we still encourage recycling as
a way to live sustainably! 

Due to the pandemic, all curbside recycling has 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) 692-4934
Hours: 24-hour access
Items accepted: plastic bags, plastic dink bottles (grades one and two), clean steel and aluminum cans, paper, glass and glass bottles, newspaper, phone books and cardboard. 


Guthrie Opportunity Center
900 Nutter Drive, Bardstown KY 40004

(502) 348-2481
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. – 3 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. – noon
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