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! 


Marion County Public Works
331 N. Woodlawn Avenue, Lebanon KY 40033
(270) 692-4934
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m

Curbside recycling has resumed!  
Items accepted: plastic drink bottles and food containers (grades one and two), aluminum drink cans, clean steel and aluminum cans 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


Due to the pandemic, curbside recycling has been suspended in Washington County. However, recyclable items can be dropped-off at the Center:
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, magazines, office paper, newspaper, wrapping paper, toilet tissue rolls, and cardboard.