Refuse and Recycling Program Guidelines (pdf format)
Set bins out curbside by 7:00 a.m. the day of your regular City trash pickup, but no sooner than 6:00 a.m.
Call 618-457-3275 to request recycle bins.
Blue Bins: Bottles & Cans
Green Bins: Paper Products
Clean Items only
Please flatten all boxes and secure loose papers to prevent them from blowing.
No waxed paper/waxed cardboard ex: juice boxes & milk cartons; please try to keep paper dry.
Large Boxes may be tied into bundles or used to contain other flattened boxes and set next to green bin.
Set bins out at the curside no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of your regular City trash pickup (no sooner than 6:00 p.m. the evening before scheduled collection)
In an effort to reduce contamination from materials that pose environmental and health risks and to encourage recycling, a new state law went into effect on January 1, 2012 that prohibits certain electronic devices from landfills. City of Carbondale Solid Waste Collectors will be prohibited from knowingly collecting the banned electronic devices with other refuse on this date. The electronic items banned include the following:
To assist residents that have these items to recycle, the Jackson County Health Department has sponsored free household electronics recycling drop-off service at Southern Recycling Center located at 300 W. Chestnut Street in Carbondale. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
In addition to the normal hours, the City of Carbondale will partner with Southern Recycling Center and the Jackson County Health Department to help provide extended hours for residents to drop off discarded household electronics for recycling.
These dates will be posted as they come available. For more information about electronics recycling, about the state’s electronics landfill ban, or the City of Carbondale’s recycling services visit the website at www.CarbondaleRecycles.com or call the City’s Maintenance and Environmental Services Office at 457-3275.
Recycling Drop-off Guidelines (pdf format)
In addition to City's Curbside Recycling Collection Program, the City of Carbondale provides three recycling drop-off locations for residents to use at their convenience. These locations are also available for residents of apartments or other buildings that are not eligible for the City's Curbside Recycling Collection Program. Drop-off locations are available 24 hours a day and accept the following items:
Separate all recyclable materials to the appropriately label receptacles
known as Igloos:
Please rinse all containers and remove all lids, caps or
Clean paper only, no food residues, please.
Please no waxed paper or paperboard (i.e. milk cartons)
Accepted items at the drop-off locations included clean mixed paper, glass bottles and jars, cans, plastic bottles and jugs, and cardboard. Drop-off locations are available 24 hours a day. Please refer to the following information for details.
RECYCLING DROP OFF GUIDELINES
1. Please place items to be recycled into the designated "igloo" receptacles loose, not in bags or other containers.
2. The University Baptist Church, and the Boys and Girls Club locations contain trailers designated for Cardboard only. These locations are recommended for oversized boxes and larger quanities of cardboard.
3. Please do not leave boxes, bags, or other materials outside of the igloos or trailer.
4. Please take all items that cannot be recycled back home with you to dispose of as trash.
5. The dumpsters at the Boy's and Girl's Club location are NOT for public use.
6. Recycling bins for apartment residents or other buildings are served by the City's Curbside Recycling Collection Program are available from the Jackson County Health Department; please call (618) 684-3143 ext. 136 for information.
About 15% of the total recyclable material collected by the City comes from three drop-off locations. Drop Off locations are located at University Baptist Church parking lot on South Oakland Avenue, The Boys & Girls Club, and the parking lot across from Carbondale Police Station on East College Street.
Bins for apartment residents provided by the Jackson County Health Department
Call 618-684-3143 ext. 136
1. Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale
(250 N. Springer Street)
2. 705 E. College Street
(Parking lot next to Stor-N-Lok Mini Warehouse)
3. University Baptist Church
(700 South Oakland Avenue)
For more information about the City of Carbondale Refuse and Recyclign programs, please call the Maintenance and Environmental Services office at (618) 457-3275 or visit us on the web at www.carbondalerecycles.com