Recycling Center

Recycling Center - Abilene, KS - May 2020

General Information

The City of Abilene has operated the Recycling Center since 1994. The Recycling Center accepts a variety of recyclable products and also accepts yard waste for processing compost.

Re-opening of the Recycling Center

The Abilene Recycling Center is now open during their regular operating hours Tuesday - Saturday from 9 am - 6 pm.

NOTICE:  Due to the extended closure over the 4th of July holiday, the Recycling Center will be accepting brush & tree limbs on Saturday July 11th and Saturday July 18th. Normal guidelines will need to be followed.

Due to the NW 8th Street construction and the COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, several major operational changes have been implemented at this time.

  • All access to the center will be made by entering through Rawhide Portable Corral’s business driveway entrance located at 900 N. Washington Street. Posted signage will guide drivers past their facility to a temporary entrance constructed at the rear (NW corner) of the Recycling Center property.  Driver’s will then approach the recycling building at the east door as they would during normal 8th Street access.
  • Due to the social distancing guidelines, residents will be required to please remain in their vehicle, when dropping off items inside the building.
  • The City of Abilene and OCCK would like to remind residents to make every effort to properly sort their recyclable items.  This is the normal expectation and procedure, but it is even more important as the center reopens, due to the limited number of workers onsite and to reduce unloading time.  After being closed for 6 weeks, we anticipate a sizable increase in visitors.
  • It is also very important that drivers use extreme caution when driving, as they are sharing the road with Rawhide and their normal operations.

While traveling the temporary road to access the Recycling Center, please note the speed limit of 10 mph.