Residential Garbage Service

How does the Solid Waste System work?

The City of Frankfort Division of Solid Waste provides waste collection services for residential units not exceeding 8 units per plot.  Wheeled trash and recycle containers with an approximate capacity of 32, 64 and 96 gallons shall be provided by the city to each dwelling unit qualifying for residential service at no initial cost. 

Garbage Collection
Dispose of your garbage in the container provided by the City of Frankfort.  Make sure the lid is closed, without packing your garbage too tightly.  These containers are the property of the City and are assigned to the dwelling unit.  For collection, place the container as close as possible to the curb or roadside, NOT on the street.  Make sure the container is at least 3 feet from mailboxes, parked cars, trees, light posts and the handle and lid hinge is facing your residence.  Please ensure the lid is closed to prevent damage to cart(s).  

If physical conditions at your residence prohibit proper cart placement please contact Solid Waste at (502)875-8527 to discuss additional options.

Containers must be at your curbside the night before or by 7:00 am on your scheduled service day and removed from the public right of way that evening.

Public Safety
Refuse collection can be hazardous.  Make sure that children stay clear of curbside refuse and collection trucks.  Curbside refuse should not impede pedestrian walkways or public through-fares.

The containers shall remain the property of the City of Frankfort
Damaged or stolen containers will be replaced upon request.  The property owner is responsible for keeping the container clean.

Report a Solid Waste Concern
Citizens may report missed service, cart concern or violation concern using this link.  In addition, citizen may contact the Solid Waste Department at (502) 875-8527 or Public Works at (502) 875-8500.

Received a Violation Notice
Whenever garbage is put out in violation of City Ordinance, the City may issue a Notice of Violation.  This Notice will give the property owner 5 days to remedy the situation.  If, after 5 days, the violation still exists the City will send employees to effect compliance and the property owner will be charged $35 per event.

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 at (502) 875-8527 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 bi-monthly “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 & west) and Bryant’s Pic Pac on W. Second St. 

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. 

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 door removed and carpet shall be cut and tied into four foot sections not weighing more than 50 pounds. Items such as tires, metal poles, swing sets, and fuel tanks will not be collected by city personnel.



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City of Frankfort

City Hall
315 West Second Street
P. O.  Box 697
Frankfort KY 40601