Environmental/Recycling Center/Drop-Offs

Recycling is an important part of effective waste management programs.  Items are returned back to the manufacturing process to make new items – reducing resource use and pollution.

Recycling also reduces demand and wear and tear on local garbage processing facilities – such as Pope/Douglas’ Waste to Energy Facility.

Recycling Supports Our Economy – Learn more

Environmental Center – Alexandria

Pope/Douglas operates an Environmental Center that accepts a variety of items.

Location and Hours of Operation

If you have curbside recycling service, contact your garbage and recycling hauler for information on what they accept in your single sort recycling bin and how they want the items prepared.

Recycling Center Brochure (Items Accepted) at Jefferson Street location in Alexandria

Environmental Center – Starbuck

Pope/Douglas is actively working with the City of Starbuck to construct a permanent year-round Environmental Drop Site to better serve Pope County residents. The site is located in the Industrial Park off HWY 28 (827 Industrial Park). Stay tuned as things progress.

The Environmental Center (Starbuck) will be closing for the season on October 26th, 2023 and reopening May 2024.

Location and Hours of Operation


Nathan Reinbold
Environmental Programs Manager
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