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 https://moreheadrecycling.org/ 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

Q: Where are you located?
A: We are located off the US 60 Bypass near the City Park.  Go over the bridge, turn right onto Triplett Street; we are on the right.

Q: What are the hours of the MCRC?
A: The MCRC is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Q: Can we drop off recyclables anytime in the drive through?
A: You sure can, the drive through is accessible 24/7.

Q: How can I purchase recycled materials?
A: Good question. Look for products with post-consumer recycled content. Also the Green Seal and Scientific Certification Systems are two organizations you can refer to for recycled materials.

Q: How do I identify plastic recyclables?
A: There is a number inside the recycling triangle on the bottom of the bottle, numbers 1 – 7, which stand for different types of plastic.  Sometimes a letter abbreviation is below the number symbol.  #1 can be PET or PETE; #2 is HDPE.  #3 through #7 are types of plastic that we do not have a market for, unfortunately in this area, they are trash.

Q: Do you just accept plastic bottles, or a variety?
A: We collect most soda bottles, steel and aluminum cans, detergent bottles, water bottles and other plastic containers #1 and #2. We just ask that you clean them out before dropping them off. We also accept grocery bags and clear shrink wrap.

Q: Do you accept glass?
A: Unfortunately we no longer can accept glass.

Q: What exactly do you accept?
A: Here at the MCRC we currently accept cardboard, #1 & 2 plastic, paper,  E-scrap, aluminum & steel cans and copper.

Q: What is E-scrap exactly?
A: The ‘E’ stands for electronic.  We accept computers, printers, monitors, keyboards and any other computer peripherals and accessories, laptops, fax machines, phones, cell phones, electronic games, VCRs, & DVD players.

Q: Do you accept TVs?

A: No, we can no longer afford to.

Q: When I bring in my computer for E-scrap, is the storage wiped?
A: We do not have the equipment to do that on our site.

Q: What kind of printer cartridges do you accept?
A: As for now, we can no longer accept ink and toner cartridges.

Q: What kind of batteries do you accept?
A: Unfortunately, we can no longer accept batteries.

Q: How specific are you with the paper?
A: The MCRC accepts newspaper, soft and hard back books, magazines, mixed paper (office/school paper, junk mail, etc.) and shredded paper. They each have separate bins.  We do not accept towels, napkins, tissues, toilet paper, etc., especially used!

Q: How do I deliver my shredded paper?
A: We just ask that you put the shredded paper in a bag and tie it off.