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State of Kentucky Waste and Recycling Information to Know

Littering costs Kentucky residents millions of dollars

Put waste in its place. Although it’s not a problem exclusive to Kentucky, litter affects the environment and the economy. In 2011 alone, it cost the State of Kentucky $7.7 million to clean-up litter in lakes, rivers and on the side of roadways.

Make sure debris from your next construction or renovation project ends up in a dumpster, and all of your trash makes it to the bin. If everyone were to make an effort to properly dispose of waste and debris, it would literally save tax payers millions of dollars each year.

E-waste is not banned from landfills in Kentucky

While about 20 states currently have legislation in place and 15 more are considering banning e-waste from landfills, Kentucky has no such ban in place (as of 2014). This means you can legally toss things like old computers, TVs and broken DVD players into your regular trash container or dumpster.

But…

The State of Kentucky strongly encourages you to recycle e-waste whenever possible. Electronic devices contain levels of toxic materials, such as lead and mercury, which is hazardous to the environment.

***Kentucky does enforce recycling of large amounts of Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) displays because the EPA does classify this as hazardous material. CRT displays are the type used in older TVs and the first “bulky” type of computer monitors that hit the market in the 1990s.

Find a local e-scrap recycler in Kentucky

Recycling facility locations by county

There are dozens of places throughout Kentucky able to accept recyclable materials. You can access the most recent list of these recycling facilities from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management.

Where do I dispose of “_____” in Kentucky?

Things like compact fluorescent light bulbs, tires and batteries are toxic when disposed of improperly. The Kentucky DWM is a great resource for finding out the eco-friendly way of disposing of these types of materials.

Hazardous and special waste disposal information

Construction and demolition (C&D) debris should be dropped off at designated C&D landfills.

You can find a list of C&D landfills at the Division of Waste Management homepage, or access the list in an Excel spreadsheet.

Tips for renting a roll-off dumpster in Kentucky

5 most common dumpster styles

Commercial dumpsters – Businesses use these dumpsters for weekly or monthly garbage hauling service. They are not for temporary use.

Roll-off dumpsters – These are the containers you rent for temporary uses, such as household cleanouts, roofing projects or commercial construction.

Trailer dumpsters – Used by some dumpster rental companies, these trailers are used similarly to roll-off dumpsters but are different in that they are on wheels – this offers the benefit of being easier on your driveway.

Bag-style containers – These small bins are made from durable fabrics and plastics and range in size from 1 to 3 cubic yards and hold less than 2 tons of debris. The “Bagster” container is one such dumpster.

Lowboy dumpsters – Similar to traditional roll-off dumpsters but with low sides, making it ideal for loading heavier debris, such as dirt, roofing material, concrete, tiles and masonry.

Information about dumpster rental weight limits and overage charges

Dumpster rental providers typically put a cap on the amount of weight you can load into a dumpster due to the fact it costs them more money to dump heavier loads at local landfills. This weight limit can range from 1 ton (2,000 lbs.) to 8 tons (16,000 lbs.) or more.

Overage fees typically range between $50 per ton and $100 per ton. For example, if the weight allowance is 2,000 lbs. and your load weighs in at 2,500 lbs., you’d owe an additional 1 ton of overage charges at the $50 to $100 rate, or whatever rate your dumpster rental agreement specifies.

TIP: Be particularly careful of going over the allotted weight limit when dealing with heavier debris, such as concrete, roofing shingles, dirt or masonry.