Residential Recycling Drop-Off Centers
- Columbia College (Dulany Hall) – near 8th Street and Hickman Ave
- Columbia College (Wightman Bldg.) – south end of Pannell Street
- Columbia Regional Airport – south of the overflow parking lot
- Downtown (The Armory) – along Park Ave, between 7th and 8th Street
- Downtown (Wabash Station) – 126 N 10th St, between 10th & Orr Street
- Downtown (10th and Cherry) – south side of 10th & Cherry Parking Garage
- Home Depot – 3215 Clark Lane, near the I-70 & HWY-63 intersection
- Moser’s on Keene – 900 North Keene St, near the I-70 & HWY-63 intersection
- Moser’s Supermarket – 705 West Business Loop 70, near ALDI
- South Providence – 3601 S Providence Road, just north of Gerbes on the outer road
- State Farm Parkway – near the Grindstone north of E. Nifong Blvd
- University of Missouri (Schurz Hall) – near College Ave and Ashland Rd
These containers accept the same recyclable items that may be placed curbside. Blue bag materials such as glass, plastic and aluminum should be separated from fiber materials such as newspaper, cardboard and printer paper, and be placed in the designated bins.
- All Plastics (#1-7),
except Styrofoam or any kind of plastic film/ bags
- Glass Bottles and Jars
- Aluminum Cans
- Metal Food Cans
- Cardboard (flattened)
- Office Paper
- Junk Mail (including paper envelopes, magazines and catalogs)
- Boxboard and Chipboard (cereal/cracker boxes)
Recycling Drop-off sites are for RESIDENTIAL recycling only
Commercial customers with large volumes of recyclables should call the Contact Center at 573-874-CITY (2489) to start recycling services. The cost for this service is based on container size and frequency of collections. More information can be found on the Commercial Recycling Services page.
Recycling Drop-off Center FAQ
No. --The Recycling and Yard Waste Drop-off Centers are available to any residential property, regardless of your location.
No. --In fact, you do not need to use any bags when using a recycling or trash dumpster in Columbia. The blue recycling bags, that are used in curbside collection, help our workers identify recycling from trash. When residents use a recycling dumpster, we expect all material in that dumpster to be recyclable. Please keep in mind that plastic bags are not recyclable, so we encourage using plastic tubs to help transport your material to these locations. If you decide that plastic bags are more convenient, you can still throw the bag of recycled material in the dumpster. Our workers will then break open the bag at our Material Recovery Facility and still recycle the contents.
No. --You only need to separate materials by two categories: mixed fibers and mixed containers. The mixed fiber recycling includes cardboard, office paper, newspaper, magazines, and any other paper material. The mixed container category includes aluminum cans, glass bottles, metal food cans, and all types of plastic (except Styrofoam and plastic film/ bags). You do not need to separate different colors of glass or numbered plastics.