A successful recycling campaign requires a successful relationship between the City, its residents and the processors who receive, sort, bale and market the recycled material.
Properly prepared recyclables must be placed in the blue lid recycle cart and placed on the curb, not in the street, by 7 a.m. on your designated collection day.
It is important that only recyclable materials are placed in recycle carts. Please check the top of the blue lid of your cart for easy reference. When in doubt, toss it out!
Recycling: How Does it Work?
All recyclable items are brought to the City’s Recycle Center where they are tipped into a large transfer container which is then transported to the Lexington Urban County Government (LFUCG) Recycle Center. At this state of the art facility, items are sorted, compressed, baled, stored and shipped out to be made into new products. The City of Frankfort receives a portion of the LFUCG Recycle Center profits which is then redistributed to the Solid Waste account.
Policies & Procedures
City of Frankfort
Recycling Rules & Regulations
The following rules and regulations should be followed to ensure your recyclables are collected on your scheduled trash day.
There are No petroleum products allowed (ie: oil and antifreeze containers) paint or hazardous materials
Non-Profit & Renaissance District ProgramThe City of Frankfort will provide recycling service to Non-profit organizations and businesses located in the downtown Renaissance District . Recycle carts must be purchased for service. A sixty-four (64) gallon recycle cart costs fifty (50) dollars a ninety-six (96) gallon recycle cart costs eighty (80) dollars. Once the cart is purchased service for the cart will be free. Payment can be made with check or cash. Payments can be sent to the City of Frankfort, Attention Public Works, PO box 697, Frankfort, KY 40602 or can be dropped off at the Public Works Department located in City Hall at 315 West Second St., Frankfort, KY 40601. For more information contact Public Works at (502) 352-2088.
City of Frankfort
315 West Second Street
P. O. Box 697
Frankfort KY 40601