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Solid Waste Management

Mark Barrett
Solid Waste Coordinator Solid Waste Administrator
100 Lewis Ferry Rd 321 W Main St
Frankfort, KY 40601 Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-875-7987 Phone: 502-875-8751
mbarrett@franklincountyky.com       fcswa@franklincountyky.com   

The Solid Waste Coordinator (SWC) answers to calls concerning high weeds and grass, junked cars, and nuisance control.  The SWC picks up old appliances on a call in basis, appliances should be left at the curb for easy pickup.  To schedule an appointment for appliance pickup, please call the above referenced phone number.  The County of Franklin incurs the cost of garbage disposal and the county recycling schedule is printed in the State Journal weekly.  Please contact the office for additional information.

Recycling Program

What's recyclable in Franklin County. Can't read this image? Please contact Greg Butler at 502-875-8751 for assistance.

Can't read this image? You can download and print this PDF from the Resources section on the right side of the page.

Collection Schedule

New Collection Map Coming Soon!

Can't read this image? You can download and print this PDF from the Resources section on the right side of the page.

Trash and Recycling must be out by 6 a.m. day of collection


Bald Knob Area

Benson Valley Rd., Dry Ridge Rd., Flat Creek Rd., Harp Pike, Harvieland, Lebanon Rd., McCann Ln., Polsgrove, Stony Creek Rd.

Devil’s Hollow Road Area

Bark Branch, Bryant-Benson Rd. (Devil’s Hollow to St. John’s), Pierce Ln., Pea Ridge Rd., Skyview Dr., Saint John’s Rd., Singleton Ln., Smoot Ln., and Two Creeks


Louisville Road Area

Avenstoke Rd., Bridgeport Rd., Broadview, Bryant Benson Rd., to St. Johns, Evergreen Rd., - U.S. 60 to South Benson, Hawkeegan, Huntington Woods, Sheep Pen Rd., and South Benson Rd.

Cardwell Lane Area

Willowcrest, Highlands, Edgewood, Coolbrook and Westview Dr.


Evergreen Road Area

South Benson to U.S. 127 South, Schofield Ln. area, Farmdale subdivision, Green Wilson Rd., Easy St., Meadowbrook, and Iron Dr.

U. S. 127 South (Lawrenceburg Road Area)

Bentwoods, Big Eddy, Cedar Run, Dove Creek, Hanks Ln., Hanley Ln., Johnson Rd., Jones Ln., Mills Ln., Twilight Tr., Old Harrodsburg Rd., Wash Rd. and Ninevah Rd.


Versailles Road Area

U.S. 421 South including Bon Air, Country Ln., Springhill, Duckers, Millville-Duncan Rd., Slickaway, and Mill Rd.

Georgetown Road Area

Elkhorn and Capital Mobile Home Parks, Bedford Rd. Colston Ln., Jones Rd., Lucas Ln., Rocky Branch Rd., Switzer Rd., Westover Rd. Woodlake Rd. and Governor’s Place


Steadmantown Lane & Peaks Mill Road Area

Discher Estates, Oaks, Justice Ln., Holt Ln., Union Ridge area, Camp Pleasant, Indian Gap Rd. and Sullivan Ln.

Owenton Road Area

Lewis Ferry Rd., Leestown-Manley Rd. Circle Subdivision, Shadrick Ferry Rd., Stonewall Subdivision, Ridgewood Subdivision, Steele Branch Rd., Royal Parkway, Wright Rd., McDonald Ferry Rd., and Swallowfield Rd.

Free Dumping Program

Republic Services proudly offers all Frankfort and Franklin County residents the opportunity to utilize the Benson Valley Landfill at no cost. The free dumping program is offered twice each month from 8:00 AM to Noon, typically on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

Effective March 31, 2014 Franklin County and Republic Services will limit the number of free landfill vouchers to four (4) per resident per year. Residents can obtain vouchers beginning the Monday morning preceding each 'free dump' Saturday in person at:

Franklin County Judge/Executive Office
321 West Main Street
Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Free dump days typically occur on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

A Kentucky issued drivers license is required to obtain a voucher. The voucher recipient must be present in the vehicle in order to redeem the voucher.

This is a free service for Franklin County residents only. Contractors are not eligible for free dumping on Saturdays.

If you have questions regarding the voucher program, please call:

Benson Valley Landfill
(502) 227-7305
Bulky Item Pickup

Franklin County offers free pickup of large appliances and white goods. Please call Mark Barrett at 502-875-7987 to schedule a pickup.

Legacy Carting will pick up other bulky items, including furniture, for a small fee. Please call (859) 369-7000 or (866) 587-7170 to make arrangements.

Residential Holiday Schedule

November 27, 2014 - Thanksgiving Day

Thursday and Friday collection routes will delayed one day to Friday and Saturday, respectively.

December 25, 2014 - Christmas Day

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday collection routes will delayed one day to Thursday, Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Waste Tire Amnesty

The Waste Tire Amnesty Program, established in 1998, is part of the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) ongoing effort to rid Kentucky’s landscape of waste tires. The program is supported by the Waste Tire Trust Fund established by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1998. The legislation requires tire retailers to collect a $1 fee on all new replacement motor vehicle tires sold.

During a waste tire amnesty event, any Kentucky resident (regardless of county residence) can drop off their unwanted tires at a specific location at no cost. Amnesties are typically held at the host county's State Highway Garage.

The waste tire amnesty program rotates through each county on a 3-year cycle, which is subject to change due to funding or other factors. The next Franklin County tire amnesty is tentatively scheduled for the Fall of 2015.

Spring 2014 Waste Tire Amnesty Schedule

March 20,21,22 Montgomery and Pike
March 27,28,29 Floyd and Menifee 
April 3,4,5 Martin and Rowan
April 10,11,12 Johnson and Morgan
April 24,25,26 Bath and Magoffin
May 1,2,3 Carroll and Wolfe
May 8,9,10 Gallatin and Lee
May 15,16,17 Breathitt and Campbell
May 29,30,31 Kenton and Knott
June 12,13,14 Boone and Letcher
June 19,20,21 Leslie and Pendleton
June 26,27,28 Grant and Perry
July 10,11,12 Owen and Owsley

Additional information can be found on Division of Waste Management's website at: http://waste.ky.gov/RLA/Waste%20Tires/Pages/TireAmnesty.aspx


Free Landfill Disposal Service

Vouchers must be obtained from the Franklin County Judge Executive's Office
321 W. Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601.



Last Updated 7/2/2014
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