Dear Community,

I must unfortunately inform you that your Morehead Community Recycling Center is temporarily suspending all business as of 4:00pm on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the recent executive order from Governor Beshear stating that all non-life sustaining operations are required to be closed by 8:00pm on March 26, 2020  We will remain closed until we receive further recommendations from the state and/or federal government lifting this order.

We regret that our customers must either store their recyclables waste or dispose of it until further notice moving forward.

This temporary closure includes the closing of the 24/7/ drop-off drive through facility, as well as our Business and Residential Curbside pick-up services. Our community trailers and inside operation at the Center had already been suspended prior to this new executive order from our Governor.

The Covid-19 pandemic is an evolving situation and we want to assure our community that the health and safety of our employees and volunteers is the highest priority as well as helping to flatten the curve regarding the spreading of this virus.

Your Morehead Community Recycling Center is a small, non-profit organization and, like many others, we are facing tough times. However, we will get through this together as a community and as a great nation.

Please follow our Morehead Community Recycling Center Facebook page and our website for updates.

Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you again, soon.


Gardner May                                                                                                   Morehead Community Recycling Manager

Posted by Gardner May

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  Morehead Community Recycling Center, or MCRC, 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.