Thank you for visiting the Morehead-Rowan County-MSU Community Recycling Center website. We hope to fulfill all of your recycling needs. Why should we recycle? Why should we spend time and money on promoting recycling?  There are many reasons why recycling is good for the environment and the economy. This site promotes recycling, source reduction and buying products made from recycled materials as objectives to a more sustainable society. We offer a variety of services that make disposal of recyclables both convenient and environmentally sound. This information is for you. If you have any questions feel free to contact us!

The Community Recycling Center, or CRC, was reformed in 2000 as an "Interlocal Agreement" between Rowan County, the City of Morehead, and Morehead State University.  Our mission is to offer recycling services to the community in an effort to return usable materials to the marketplace and to lessen the amount of waste buried in our landfill.

What started with a handful of volunteers in 1990 in an old school bus garage has become a busy, modern facility on the banks of Triplett Creek.  Drop by to drop off your recyclables and to visit!  To us, Every Day is Earth Day.

Accepted Recyclables

We currently accept paper, cardboard, ink cartridges, cans, plastic and E-scrap including the following.

Cardboard and 'paperboard'

Packaging Folders

Ink and Toner Cartridges

Plastic Bottles
We collect #1 and #2, which includes milk jugs, soda bottles, detergent bottles, and water bottles. We just ask that you clean them out before dropping them off.  Lid removal is optional.

Grocery Bags and Clear shrink wrap                                                                                                             Please put only shrink wrap with NO ink or color - our market is only for clear.  Also, only the grocery bags which you get at check-out - no bread wrappers, carrot bags, etc.

Electronic scrap is considered to be computers, printers/toner, fax machines, DVD's, CD's, floppy disks, video tapes, phones, cell phones.  

Newspaper, soft and hard back books, magazines, office and school paper, mixed paper, and shredded paper, and junk mail are accepted.  (Please put napkins, paper towels, tissues, etc. in the trash!)

We take Steel (tin) cans, Aluminum cans, and foil.



 No More CRT TVs!

We must stop accepting televisions - the market is too expensive for us to continue.  We are working on alternatives, but for now, please don't bring them to the Center.

No Glass...

The markets for glass are also cost-prohibitive: transportation costs are more than the value of the glass.  So it is with regret that we must stop accepting glass at this time.

No Paint!

No Tires!


Check our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.



Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

9:30am - 1:30pm 

Closed Sunday

Recyclables can be dropped off 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Welcome to our new manager!!

On July 1, Collin Alexander is officially the CRC manager! (And Allie Secor is officially retired!)

Come down and meet Collin, if you haven't already.

Recycling Grant Received

The Community Recycling Center has received a Recycling Grant from the Kentucky …

Social Media ---

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