Kent Recycling Center
Route 52 and Horsepound Road, Kent Lakes
Saturdays from 9 AM to NOON - All year round
Wednesdays 10am to 1pm • No household Garbage.
We Recycle brown paper bags, plastic bags, Styrofoam
peanuts, wire coat hangers, eyeglasses, clothing, egg
cartons, batteries of all kinds; and, all refundables.
Our "instant recycling share table" resembles
a flea market where everything is free. Any member can
place something of value on the table and any other member
can take it home... and this service is free!
We Also Accept Household Garbage and Bulk Items! The
only things we are not authorized to accept are hazardous
wastes and construction and demolition debris. However,
we can tell you where to dispose of these items.
Our Rules Are Simple: The recyclables must be clean and
the cardboard flattened. Each item has it's separate container.
There is a yearly membership fee of $50, and a per bag trash fee of $5 for
a 30lb (contractor sized bag) and $3 for smaller bags.
The Center is Operated by the Kent Recycling Commission
whose members are appointed by the town. They are assisted
by a large group of volunteers. The Center subsists entirely
on the income from its fees. The fee for garbage covers
our recycling costs. The yearly membership fee covers
Our Center Has the Highest Recycling Rate in Putnam County.
We would love to have you join us as a patron, a volunteer
worker, or even as a spectator!
In Kent, the alternative to our Center is curbside collection.
It is more costly and less efficient. The result is that
more of the resources of our planet end up in a landfill.
They should be recycled so that our children can use them
and so that others on our planet can live a good life.