What to Recycle
Wise County currently accepts the following materials for recycling: Aluminum, Metal, Plastic, Paper, Cardboard, Rubber Tires* and Electronics. You may not realize it, but there are different types of most of these recyclables. The list below will explain what we accept for recycling.
Paper – All office paper, shredded paper, manila envelopes and folders, magazines and newspaper. We also accept paperboard such as shoe boxes and cereal boxes.
Plastic – Number one and number two plastic containers. A plastic soda pop bottle is an example of a number one plastic. A plastic milk container is an example of a number two plastic. Most plastic products have a number on them showing which type of plastic they are made of. If your plastic container has a #1 or #2 on it, it can be recycled. The caps or lids of these plastic bottles are sometimes made of different plastics. Please discard the caps that are not the correct number.
Cardboard – All corrugated (thick) cardboard. *Remember that cereal boxes and shoeboxes are made of paperboard and not cardboard.
Aluminum – All aluminum cans and aluminum metal pieces.
Metal – White goods, such as stoves, refrigerators, freezers, etc. or any other metal pieces
Electronics – Most electronic goods such as computers, radios, cameras, printers, copiers, fax machines, and telephones. Wise County will accept flat screen televisions at the e-waste recycling station but all other’s should be disposed of in the regular trash at the convenience centers.
Rubber Tires* – All passenger car & light truck tires. This is the only recycled item that you have to pay to dispose of. There is a fee of $1.00 for each passenger tire brought in and a fee of $5 for each commercial truck tire.
How to Recycle
Recycling is very easy to do. All you have to do is follow these simple steps:
1. Fix up a separate container in your house to hold each different kind of recyclable material you normally have in your household. These containers can be as simple as bags, boxes, or trash cans.
2. When you go to throw away something in your house, separate out the different recyclables and put them in their designated containers.
3. When your containers get full, take them to one of our convenience centers and deposit them into the recycling stations.
County Convenience Center Recycling Locations & Contact Information
Every manned county convenience center has a recycling station for you to drop off your recyclables. The hours of operation for the convenience centers are 8am to 6pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm to 5 pm on Sunday.
Please remember that all e-waste acceptable for recycling needs to be dropped off at the Josephine convenience center. It is the only one set up to accept e-waste at this time.
2449 Exeter Road
Big Stone Gap/East Stone Gap
2314 Preston Road
Coeburn # 1
3810 Dungannon Road
Coeburn # 2
12109 Toms Creek Road
6221 Kent Junction Road
Pound # 1
6011 Southfork Road
Pound # 2
9800 Orby Cantrell Highway
15315 Bull Run Road
5736 Industrial Park Road
6601 Hurricane Road
Town and City Recycling Stations
There are recycling stations set up in most of our towns and the City of Norton. Below is a list of their locations and what each recycling station will accept. These recycling stations are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Town of Big Stone Gap:
505 E. 5th Street South (Town Hall) Accepts Paper only
E. 19th Street N. (Black Diamond #44 behind store) Accepts Paper & Plastic Bottles
Wood Ave. West (Frog Level Park) Accepts Paper & Plastic Bottles
Town of Coeburn:
Town Hall Accepts Plastic Bottles & Aluminum Cans
PSA Building (Old Depot) Accepts Plastic Bottles & Aluminum Cans
Norton Community Center Accepts Paper, Plastic Bottles, Aluminum Cans, & Cardboard
Kentucky Avenue (Greene’s Car Wash) Accepts Paper, Plastic Bottles, & Aluminum Cans
East Park Avenue (Huff’s Auto) Accepts Paper, Plastic Bottles, Aluminum Cans, & Cardboard
Town of Pound:
Foodland (Parking Lot) Paper Only
Town Of St. Paul:
Town Shop Accepts Paper, Plastic Bottles, & Aluminum Cans
Town Of Wise:
206 East Main St. (Behind Courthouse) Accepts Paper, Plastic Bottles, Aluminum Cans, & Cardboard
L.F. Addington Middle School (Beside Loading Dock) Accepts Paper, Plastic Bottles, & Aluminum Cans
Woodland Drive S.W. (Near Food City) Accepts Paper, Plastic Bottles, & Aluminum Cans
Church Street N.W. (Behind Adam’s Friendly Tire) Accepts Paper, Plastic Bottles, & Aluminum Cans
Wise Shopping Plaza (Near Wendy’s Restaurant) Accepts Paper, Plastic Bottles, & Aluminum Cans
Corner of Lake Sreet & Virginia Avenue Accepts Paper, Plastic Bottles, & Aluminum Cans