Quality of Life
The Keep Putnam County Beautiful Clean Commission was founded in 1986. They are a nonprofit organization with a 12-member, volunteer, working Board of Directors, and one part-time Executive Coordinator. Their mission is to provide education on best practices of waste management including litter abatement, recycling, reducing, reusing, repairing and composting. They host the E-Waste collection and Hazardous Waste Day each year to keep toxic waste out of the landfill. Recycling is encouraged and education provided to residents on how and what to recycle in Putnam County.
Schools, government offices and businesses are encouraged to recycle. Each year, the Clean Commission partners with Twin Lakes to help residents recycle telephone books.
There are two Farmer's Markets in Cookeville.
- The Downtown Green Market opens Saturday from 7-noon. It is located at the First Presbyterian Church lot at the corner of Dixie and Broad St.
- The Downtown Center Pavilion Farmer's Market is located at 201 Mahler St.