County Offical Info
Keith Street
Keith Street
Solid Waste Director
1846 S Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN 38506
931-528-3884
931-520-3428
8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M Business Office
Monday - Friday
Putnam County Solid Solid Waste and Recycling

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

Helpful Information from this Department:

  • Commercial waste goes to Transfer Station.
  • General public waste goes to Convenience Sites.
  • Construction, demolition,yard waste (brush) and all tires(off the rim) go to the Landfill
  • Convenience Sites are open from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays,Wednesdays,Fridays, and Saturdays.
  • 3:30 p.m. is the cut off time for unloading at the Transfer Station and Landfill.
  • Deceased animals are accepted Monday through Friday before 12:00 p.m. at $45.00 per ton. (pro-rated)
  • To file a formal complaint, you must come to the main office located at 1846 S. Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38506 and fill out a formal complaint with your name, address, telephone number, and nature of the complaint. The complaint will be reviewed and appropriate action will be taken.
Mission Statement

 "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle to keep a great place to live cleaner and greener for generations to come."

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Acceptable Items

  Items accepted at the convenience centers:

  Household garbage.

  Used Oil

  Cardboard  

  Metal and appliances

  Paper

  #1 and #2 plastic

  Aluminum and metal cans

  Furniture

  Leaves (no trees, stumps, or brush)

 

  Items  the convenience centers cannot accept:

  Tires

  Construction Waste  

  Commercial Industrial waste

  Hazardous Waste

  Wire

  Brush

 

* Hazardous Waste is collected at the Fairgrounds once a year.

  Brush & limbs go to Landfill or to the City of Cookeville mulch site located at 2105 West Jackson Street Cookeville with the exception of Monterey.

 

Items accepted at the recycling center:

The Recycling Center will accept the following items:

Cardboard

#1 and #2 Plastics

Glass Bottles

Newspaper

Magazines and junk mail

Vehicle Batteries

Oil, Transmission Fluid, and Hydraulic Fluid

Metal, appliances and aluminum

E-waste

 

Items the recycling center cannot accept:

Tires  

Hazardous Waste

Pallets

Wax –coated cardboard

Plastic bags

Polystyrene or Styrofoam

Pure Carbon Paper or Thermal Fax Paper

 

Items accepted at the transfer station:

Commercial and Industrial Waste

Metal and old appliances

Old drums

Wire

Wax-coated cardboard

Styrofoam in plastic bags

TV, computers, and microwaves

 

*All wire goes to the transfer station.

 

Items  the transfer station cannot accept:

Hazardous Waste

Construction Waste

Brush

Leaves

Carpet and carpet padding

Wood

Shingles

Skids

Sheetrock

Blocks and bricks

Paint

 

* Latex paint can be dried out completely and safely be discarded in your household trash. See downloadable flier for latex paint disposal.

*Oil based paint should be took to the Hazardous Household Waste Facility.

 

Items accepted at the landfill:

Tires off the rim

Demolition and or Construction Waste

Shingles (personal residential only)

Lumber

Wallboard

Sheetrock

Gypsum board

Bricks, Blocks, Concrete Blocks

Wood and Pallets

Carpet and Carpet Padding

Commercial and Residential Brush

Residential Trash

 

Items that cannot be accepted at the landfill:

Furniture

Commercial Trash

Hazardous Waste

Mattress

Wire

Paint

No liquids of any kind

Upholstered Furniture

No TV, computers, and microwaves

2020 Tornado Clean Up Hours

Putnam County Solid Waste

Landfill: 8 A.M. until 3:30 P.M. 6 days a week. (Beginning May 13th, 2020 the landfill will return to normal operating hours.)

Transfer Station: 8 A.M. until 3:30 P.M. 6 days a week. (Normal Operating Hours)

Please see weighmaster on duty before dumping.

*Please see other section name for accepted items.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Putnam County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
located at 2101 West Jackson St, Cookeville,TN 38501 will open to the public on April 20, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. The phone number to the facility is (931) 400-0622.

*No Materials accepted without personnel present.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Non-Emergency Contact Number: 931-528-3884
In case of emergency: Dial 911

Materials that are acceptable include:
Flammable Liquid Corrosive material Oxidizing material Reactive material Household Cleaners and Solvents
Propane cylinders Fire Extinguishers Aerosols/Paints and Cleaners
Oil based paint (5 gal. limit/week)
Lawn and Garden Products e.g. Herbicides Pesticides
Pool chemicals Rechargeable Batteries (no alkaline)
Fluorescent bulbs and Tubes (8’ maximum length)

Materials not acceptable include but not limited to:
Latex paint Automotive batteries Antifreeze Used Oil/Filters
Medical Sharps/Pharmaceuticals or Waste
Ammunition Explosives Radioactive Materials

Business Hazardous Waste (Contact Clean Harbors: 615-643-3170)

Beginning May 4th, 2020 latex paint will no longer be accepted at the Dacco Quarry convenience center. See THIS FLIER for disposal directions.

 

Waste Management

Bangham Waste Collection Center
5759 Hilham Rd
Cookeville, TN
6:30 am to 6:30 pm - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat
931-528-5693
Bloomington Springs Waste Center
6670 Martin Creek Rd.
Baxter, TN
6:30 am to 6:30 pm - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat
931-858-3271
Brotherton Convenience Center
7200 Brotherton Mountain Road
Cookeville, TN
6:30 am to 6:30 pm - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat
931-537-3811
Buffalo Valley Convenience Center
2717 Buffalo Valley School Road
Buffalo Valley, TN
6:30 am to 6:30 pm - Mon, Wed, Fri
931-858-3547
Burgess Falls Collection Center
6007 Burgess Falls Rd.
Baxter, TN
6:30 am to 6:30 pm - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat
931-432-4246
Cookeville Public Works
1115 E. Spring St.
Cookeville, TN
931-520-5249
Dacco Quarry
3000 Dacco Quarry Rd.
Cookeville, TN
6:30 am to 6:30 pm - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat
931-528-9094
Gentry Waste Collection Center
14226 Nashville Hwy.
Buffalo Valley, TN
6:30 am to 6:30 pm - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat
931-858-5842
Monterey Collection Center
2730 Old Walton Rd.
Cookeville, TN
6:30 am to 6:30 pm - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat
931-839-3482
Putnam County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
2101 West Jackson Street
Cookeville, TN
Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Non-Emergency Contact Number: 931-528-3884 In case of emergency: Dial 911
931-400-0622
Putnam County Landfill
11089 Cookeville Boat Dock Rd.
Baxter, TN
Monday Thru Saturday - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
931-858-4071
Silver Point Convenience Center
13601 Center Hill Dam Road
Silver Point, TN
6:30 am to 6:30 pm - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat
931-858-6449
State of Tennessee - Solid and 
Hazardous Waste Management
1221 S. Willow Ave.
Cookeville, TN
931-520-6688
Transfer Station/Recycle Center
1846 South Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN
931-528-3884