Special Collections

Bulky Items

Bulky items such as appliances, old furniture, and the like shall be placed alongside the roll out containers once per week for collection.

Refrigerators shall have the doors removed, and carpet shall be cut and tied into four foot sections not weighing more than 50 pounds.

Some bulky items will not be collected by city personnel, such as:

  • Fuel tanks
  • Metal poles
  • Swing sets
  • Tires

Disability Assistance

While carts are usually easier to move to their collection spot, some may have difficulty.

If you have a disability, please call Solid Waste, so that we can review your needs.

Disposal of Excess Garbage

Garbage in containers other than the City issued containers or the prepaid bags will not be collected except on bimonthly "Free" pickup days scheduled by the City.

Garbage that does not fit into the provided container must be placed in a prepaid City of Frankfort garbage bag. Prepaid garbage bags that will be picked up by the City may be purchased from approved vendors at $1 per bag.

You can purchase bags at Kroger (east and west) and Bryant's Pic Pac on West Second Street.

Move Out / Bulk Pick Up

Occasionally, property owners need additional trash services due to moving or major events. The Solid Waste Department has an additional garbage service available for $25 per pick up. Carts can be ordered for a one time pick up. No construction debris is allowed with this service. Please contact Public Works for more information at 502-875-8500.

Prohibited Materials

The following items or materials are not acceptable for pick-up:

  • Construction debris
  • Hazardous materials
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids, such as thinners, oil, or acids
  • Medical waste, such as oxygen tanks
  • Metal poles
  • Propane / fuel tanks
  • Swing sets
  • Tires

Needles will be picked up in Sharps containers only. No needles in milk bottles or 2 liter plastic bottles will be accepted.

Paint containers must be empty or solidified prior to being picked up. Use kitty litter or sand to solidify left over paint.

Yard Waste

The City is still providing free pickup of yard waste that is placed on the curb in the proper manner. The City does not pick up yard waste as a result of contract work. Yard waste can consist of:

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Small branches

Read more about yard waste and city pickup services (PDF).

Proper Disposal

Your old 32 gallon garbage containers may be used to dispose of loose yard waste. The cans shall weigh less than 50 pounds and be free of trash. 

You may also purchase brown paper biodegradable paper bags to place your yard waste in. No plastic bags are permitted in the yard waste container.

Tree Brush

Tree brush is subject to the following rules:

  • It shall be placed adjacent to the public street stacked neatly. 
  • No tree limb shall weigh more than 50 pounds and exceed 6 feet. in length. 
  • The piles shall not exceed 3 feet high and 10 feet wide with cut ends facing the street.