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November 2016


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 capital expenses.

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.

This site is currently under construction, please check back from time to time to see our progress.