Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Updates

Regular pickup will resume normal schedule this week, February 22-26; overflow trash will also be collected at this time. Overflow is limited to the volume of your trash cart, so a max of 5 standard kitchen bags – no bulky/large items (everything must fit in the trash cart). Waste collection may be delayed due to the additional dumping required, so please be patient – as it might not occur at the time you are used to. Delays may push some roads to the following day for pick up – please leave your carts out for collection the following day if you were missed on your normal day. If you have any issues with collection or have any questions, please call us. We thank you for your understanding.

2021 Trash for Cash signups HAVE CLOSED.

Yard Waste Wednesday will resume in the Spring of 2021.

The Landfill Voucher Program is operating as normal. Free dumping is only allowed with a voucher. Residents must follow all rules associated with the program, as well as CDC guidelines for mask wearing and social distancing. 

Please do your best to follow all guidelines associated with trash and recycle pickup, outlined below on this page. Please be patient with the time your trash is collected. With more residents at home, each house has more waste to pick up – thus filling the trucks faster than normal. This means that CKY Hauling has to go back to their landfill to empty more often – which causes the delays. Rest assured that your trash and recycling will continue to be picked up on your scheduled day, unless otherwise noted. If your area has not been picked up by 3pm on any given day, please call Brittany Woodward (Solid Waste Coordinator) directly at 502-875-8751, with your name, street address, and which carts have not been emptied. If you have black trash and recycle carts, please call City Public Works at 502-875-8527.

Paper recycling at the collection bins is still operating as normal. Please only take accepted items to these locations, including: office paper, mail, magazines, catalogs, and newspaper. These bins are located 1) behind the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office off of River Bend Rd, and 2) at the Frankfort Recycle Center at 309 Rouse Ave (off Holmes St).

The Road Department is operating it’s limb collection service on Thursdays and Fridays – you must call the Road Department at 502-875-8760 to get on the list for pickup. Guidelines for this program include: piles must be less than 3 feet high and 10 feet long, all limbs must be less than 8 inches in diameter, and we do not collect root balls/stumps/or tree trunks with this program. 

Franklin County Solid Waste Management is dedicated to providing a clean and healthy environment for our residents.  The department has a landfill diversion goal of 50% by 2025 and operates numerous programs to assist with this goal.  The Environmental Code Enforcement Officer answers to calls concerning high weeds and grass, junked cars, fallen livestock, and nuisance control.  The Solid Waste Coordinator answers questions concerning residential trash and recycling pickup and coordinates outreach programs.

Brittany Woodward
Solid Waste Coordinator
321 W Main St
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-875-8751 Extension: 1323

Billy Joe Giles
Environmental Code Enforcement Officer
100 Lewis Ferry Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-875-7987


Litter Hotline

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Call 502.465.3055

Collection Schedule

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

Search your address below for a unique collection calendar. Sign up for reminders, notifications, and more! You can even search our “Put Waste In Its Place” tool to answer all of your disposal questions. If something your searching for is not addressed in the tool, please suggest it! You will soon be able to download an app version via the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I call regarding customer service issues with my trash and recycling?

Central Kentucky Hauling, 859-225-2521, or Brittany Woodward, 875-8751

How do I dispose of large items and extra trash?

An extra bag of trash may be left on top of your red rolling cart for collection. Anything left on the ground next to your cart will not be picked up with your regular curbside trash service.  A second trash cart can be arranged by calling Central Kentucky Hauling and paying the associated yearly fee.

Larger items, such as furniture, may be scheduled for a bulk waste pickup with Central Kentucky Hauling for a small fee, or taken to the landfill during a free voucher day.  For disposal of white-good appliances, contact Billy Jo Giles, Environmental Code Enforcement Officer, for free pickup.

Where can I dispose of an old TV?

The City of Frankfort offers free electronics recycling at the facility located on Rouse Avenue. Newer flat screen models as well as older box style tube televisions may be dropped off at this location.

How do I dispose of hazardous products?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) products may be disposed of during the specific HHW collection events.  These collections take place twice annually, once in the fall and once in the spring. The next event is tentatively scheduled for April 24, 2021.

What do I do with waste tires?

Franklin County participates in the Waste Tire Amnesty program, which is part of Kentucky’s 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. Franklin County’s next event is scheduled for Fall 2021.

Additional information, including the listing of other events, can be found on the Division of Waste Management’s website.

 How do I dispose of fallen livestock?

Franklin County and the Franklin County Conservation District offer a livestock disposal program for farmers within the County boundaries. The program accepts cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, etc. No roadkill or pets. Call the Road Department, 875-8760, to be added to the list for pickup. Calls made before 11 AM are usually picked up same day.


Former Solid Waste Coordinator Blair Hecker changing a recycling bag during the 2017 Farm City Field Day.