Solid Waste/Recycling Putnam County TN

Solid Waste/Recycling

The Putnam County Solid Waste Department includes a Recycling Center, Transfer Station, Landfill, and eight Convenience sites.


 Directions to Department 

From Interstate 40, Exit 287, go south on Jefferson Ave, 1st street to the left past Hix Brothers Tractor




Helpful Information from this Department


-Commercial waste goes to transfer station

-General public waste goes to Convenience Sites

-Construction, demolition and all tires(off rim) go to the landfill

-Paint recycling goes to the Dacco Quarry Site (only) on Tuesday and Saturdays from 10:30am to 6:30pm



Putnam County Convenience Centers

Hours of Operation: 6:30am to 6:30pm on
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Centers are closed on Thursday and Sunday

Bangham,  5795 Hilham Rd  528-5693

Burgess Falls,  6007 Burgess Falls Rd  432-4246

Dacco,  3000 Dacco Quarry Rd  528-9094

Bloomington Spgs,  6670 Martin Creek Rd 858-3271

Brotherton,  7200 Brotherton Mtn Rd  537-3811

Buffalo Valley, 3340 Medley Amonette Rd 858-3547
(only open on Mon Wed and Sat)

Gentry,  14228 Nashville Hwy, 858-5842

Landfill  11089 Cookeville Boat Dock Rd  858-4071
Hours Monday Thru Saturday  8:00 am to 3:30 pm
The landfill has a trash compactor for household trash and a container for cardboard

Monterey,  2730 Old Walton Rd  839-3482

Silver Point,  13605 Center Hill Dam Rd  858-6449



Keith Street, Director

Putnam Solid Waste
1846 S Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN 38506

Phone: 931-528-3884

Fax: 931-520-3428


Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday