Please join the City of Jackson as we Go Green!

The City of Jackson has designated recycling bins throughout the city and county. These bins are located as follows:

Recycling Bin Locations

  • North Side Lion's Club (On the south end of North Side High School)
  • Lowe's South
  • Fire Station #2

Two bins are located at each location, one for paper and cardboard of any kind and another for plastic items with the recycle symbol. All locations accept commingled products, which includes any and all types of paper (newspaper, shredded paper, cardboard, etc.) and plastics Code 1 - Code 7 such as milk/water jugs and soda bottles.

For questions regarding recycling bins, please contact Linnie Todd at 731.425.8545.

The Solid Waste Management Act of 1991 enacted a goal that every solid waste planning region in the State of Tennessee shall reduce the amount of solid waste disposed of at Class 1 landfills by twenty-five (25%) on a per capita basis. Madison County’s 2006 Annual Progress Report to the Department of Environment and Conservation indicated that the region reduced the amount of solid waste disposed in Class 1 landfills by 77%.

Health Department Solid Waste Convenience Centers:

The following locations are drop-off points for newspaper and aluminum cans. They are open Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m..

Pipkin Road & Overpass View

1916 Highway 70 East*#

111 Smith Lane

130 H.O. Forgy Drive

3242 Highway 45 South* 731.424.6058

95 Passmore Lane

199 Oakfield Road

31 Bowman-Collins Road, Medon, TN 731.423.1970

These sites are open on Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m..

1141 Highway 138, Mercer*

1106 Mount Pinson Road

All Madison County Health Department Convenience Centers will CLOSE at 5 p.m. in November, December & January. All sites will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving & Christmas Day.
* Old Tires Accepted at these locations.
# Accepts latex paint on Saturdays.

Other Recycling Locations

Dudley's Recycling Inc.
(scrap metal)
240 Belmont Avenue
Gerdau Ameristeel Shredder Operations
(scrap metal)
801 Gerdau Ameristeel Road
Green Metals Inc.
(scrap metal)
1759 Dr. F.E. Wright Drive
Hub City Waste Paper
(paper, aluminum, radiators, brass, and copper)
174 Meadow Street
All Fiber & Scrape Recycling
(paper—all grades, plastic, & rubber)
532 Mobile Street
O’Reilly Auto Parts (oil)
1300 South Highland
O’Reilly Auto Parts (oil)
3204 North Highland
Sunrise Recycling Services (residential & business curbside recycling)
P.O. Box 10213
Jackson, TN 38308

It is the City of Jackson’s goal to help residents of Jackson-Madison County go beyond 77%! The City of Jackson encourages its residents to “reuse, reduce, and recycle” in order to continue minimizing the amount of solid waste that is disposed of at the landfill.

Recycling Projects

Chipping of the Greens

Chipping of the Greens is a recycling program for discarded Christmas trees. Recycling Christmas trees helps save space in landfills, provides free mulch and reminds the public of our solid-waste management problem. The idea was started in Jackson in 1981.

Keep Jackson Beautiful will be accepting trees at drop-off locations in North and South Jackson until the Thursday before the second Saturday .  The North Jackson drop-off sites are the Parking lot on Stonebridge of Liberty Garden and at North Park in the first parking lot as you enter park.  The South Jackson drop-off location is 720 S. Highland at the Jackson City Fire Department Administrative Office in front of the Jackson Fairgrounds.  You may also call 731.425.8578 until the Thursday before the second Saturday for curbside pickup of your Christmas tree.  On the second Saturday of January from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Fire Training Station, Keep Jackson Beautiful Members and Master Gardener volunteers will provide the manpower to turn your old tree into wood chips perfect for garden pathways or for composting. The wood chips will be bagged and available for pickup by the public at no charge on the day of the chipping. Only live trees are accepted. Lights and ornaments should be removed so that trees can be fed through the chipping machine.

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