The Recycling Center 3100 W. South Ave.
(located next to the Transfer Station)
Hours: Monday thru Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The City of Emporia’s recycling efforts began in 1989 and over 2000 tons of recyclable materials are accepted and processed annually. Revenue generated from sales is returned to the program. The Recycling Center and equipment was purchased in part by grant money provided by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment.
Materials accepted: cardboard, paperboard, newspaper, magazines, slick paper, office paper/junk mail, aluminum cans/other aluminum, tin cans, container glass and plastics numbered 1-7. Please remove lids from plastics and rinse containers. No sorting is required.
Shredded paper: Place shredded paper in clear plastic bags, and close securely.
Materials not accepted:
A recycling trailer for community use is located in the parking lot of Emporia's east Dillon’s grocery store Thursday noon to Saturday 10:00 a.m.
Recycling trailers are also located in area communities.
2015 County Trailer Schedule
Strong City > 1st & 3rd Thursday
Cottonwood Falls > 2nd & 4th Thursday
Cedar Point > 1st Tuesday in June, August, September, November & December
2nd Tuesday in July & October
Matfield Green> 3rd Tuesday in July and October
4th Tuesday in June, August, September, November & December
Lake Kahola > July 4 & 5 and September 5 & 6
Olpe > Every Monday except Holidays (Trailers are staged on the Friday before Holiday's)
Admire > 1st & 3rd Tuesday
Neosho Rapids > 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Americus > 1st & 3rd Wednesday
Hartford > 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Reading > 1st & 3rd Thursday
Northern Heights > 2nd and 4th Thursday
Drop-Off Recycling Options
Many items can be recycled at drop-off locations throughout town. Some of the more common items are listed below.
Not sure if an item can be recycled? Use the Emporia Recycling Directory