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. View the full recycling drop off guidelines (PDF).
Recycling drop off locations are at Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale, 705 E. College Street, and University Baptist Church. View a map of the locations (JPG). Call 618-457-3275 with any questions.
Bins for apartment residents are provided by the Jackson County Health Department. Call 618-684-3143, ext. 136 for assistance.
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. Hours of operation are 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. Monday - Thursday, 8:30a.m. - 3:30p.m. on Friday, and 8:30a.m. - 1:30 p.m on Saturday.
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 Carbondale Recycles or call the City’s Maintenance and Environmental Services Office at 618-457-3275.
For more information about the City of Carbondale Refuse and Recycling programs, please call the Maintenance and Environmental Services office at 618-457-3275 or visit Carbondale Recycles.