iRecycle

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iRecycle is Madisonville's convenient, single-stream, curbside recycling program available to our sanitation customers.
 
Enrollment is easy. If you are currently a city of Madisonville sanitation customer, then you are eligible for the iRecycle program.
  • Simply visit http://www.gomadisonville.com/ and type in the search word "recycle". Click on the appropriate topic and enter your information into the system; or
  • You may also email your name, address and phone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or give us a call at 270-824-2117
  • We will provide a recycling toter to you and let you know your collection schedule.
  • When you are ready to start recycling, simply toss all of your recyclables into the toter (no sorting necessary) and roll your toter to the curb by 7am on your scheduled collection day.
  • All material collected is sorted and processed at the City of Madisonville Recycling Center. It is then shipped to processing mills.

irecycle sorting madisonvilleSome important features of the iRecycle program:

  • No fee to participate.
  • The recycling program is single-stream which means our customers do not have to separate the recyclables.  Sanitation staff utilize a sorting line at the recycling center to separate the recyclables for further processing. 
  • Participation is voluntary and registering for the program is very easy. 
  • Toters are typically delivered within 48 hours of registration.
  • Recycle collection is currently every other week. 
Accepted Recyclables:  Plastic bottles, jugs & containers; steel, tin, bi-metal & aluminum cans; paper food boxes & containers, newspaper & inserts, magazines, catalogs, paperback books, shredded paper (bagged), envelopes, junk mail, white paper, greeting cards, file folders, aluminum foil & pans, cardboard (max. 3-ft. pieces).

We do NOT accept the following materials: Glass, air filters, hygiene products, hypodermic needles, diapers and foam products.

Important recycling facts:

  • Incinerating 10,000 tons of waste creates one job; landfilling 10,000 tons of wastes creates six jobs; recycling 10,000 tons of waste creates 36 jobs.
  • The national recycling rate of 30 percent saves the equivalent of more than five billion gallons of gasoline, reducing dependence on foreign oil by 114 million barrels.
  • According to the U.S. EPA, recycling (including composting) diverted 68 million tons of material away from landfills and incinerators in 2001, up from 34 million tons in 1990.
  • Recycling aluminum cans at the curb not only covers the cost of collecting and reprocessing aluminum, but helps subsidize the collection of other recyclables.
  • The U.S. EPA reports that 20 years ago, only one curbside recycling program existed in the U.S.

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