Solid Waste & Recycling

Contact: 
Coordinator
Rebecca Zocklein
Phone
(502) 565-1007
Fax
(502) 222-3213
Hours: 

8 am to 3 pm, Monday - Friday

Location: 
100 W Jefferson St
La Grange, KY 40031
United States

 

Recycling Drop-off Address:

3943 Jones Drive
LaGrange, KY 40031
(across from Oldham County High School)

Drop off Hours: Dawn to Dusk, 7 days/week

Oldham County Recycling Center

The Oldham County Recycling Center, 3943 Jones Drive, LaGrange, is a self-serve facility open from dawn to dusk, seven days per week. 

                           Accepted items                                                                    Not Accepted Items  

PAPER - Office paper, file folders, envelopes, mail items, magazines, catalogs, newspapers. 
Call to schedule free shredding service. No binding clips or junk mail, please!

 

CHILDREN’S TOYS/PLAYSETS

COAT HANGERS

CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS

DIAPERS

FULL SIZE REFRIGERATORS/FREEZERS

FURNITURE (non-metal) OF ANY KIND

GARDEN HOSES

GLASS OF ANY KIND

HARDBACK BOOKS WITH COVER

PERSONAL PROTECTION ITEMS

PLASTIC BAGS, PLASTIC WRAP

PLASTIC ITEMS LARGER THAN 2 CU FT

REMODELING DEBRIS

STYROFOAM OF ANY KIND

TISSUES, NAPKINS, WIPES

TELEVISIONS OF ANY KIND

USED POPCORN BAGS

WOOD/LUMBER

YARD WASTE

CARDBOARDAll corrugated cardboard containers without packing material, food-free pizza boxes, cereal, dry food and gift boxes. 

METAL & ALUMINUM - Food cans, disposable baking pans, beverage cans and clean aluminum food containers.

RIGID PLASTICS – ONLY Containers with the opening smaller than the bottom and marked #1 & #2 with the recycling symbol  .

BATTERIES - Auto, Motorcycle, Boat, Rechargeable & Household.

ELECTRONICS - Computers, laptops, tablets, phones, game systems, printers, fax machines, audio & video players, digital radios and cameras, light strings, cords and chargers.

ITEMS ACCEPTED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:
Tires, Household Appliances, Grills, Exercise Equipment, Other Large Metal Items

WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT!

In order to adhere to CDC and OSHA guidelines for safe handling of materials to prevent COVID-19 transmission, all materials must be clean, dry, and loose. 

Any items dropped off in a plastic bag of any kind will not be recycled.

The Center is manned Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Document shredding and used tire recycling are available by appointment.  Items are processed and marketed to businesses that use recycled materials to produce new products.  For more information about recycling, click WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT!. 

OTHER RECYCLING OPTIONS

Curbside single-stream recycling is offered to most Oldham County residents by Republic Services  For more information or to sign up, call 638-9000.  Click here for helpful information about curbside recycling.

Target Stores         Glass, plastics, aluminum, plastic bags, ink cartridges and small electronics at entrances.

Scrap Metal, Vehicles and Appliances

Family Metals, 2927 E. Hwy 146, LaGrange                         (502) 222-0222
Charity Cars Donation Program                                             (800) CHARITY

Automotive Waste

Big O Tires, 900 S. Highway 53, La Grange (502) 222-4777       Tires & Automotive Fluids for a fee.
K&G Tire Pros, 4306 KY-146, Buckner           (502) 222-2683       Tires, Batteries, & Auto Fluids for a fee.
Bumper to Bumper, 605 Crystal Pl, La Grange       (502) 222-7278            Batteries
Walmart Auto Centers, Crestwood & LaGrange     Up to 5 gal per day of oil based fluids at no charge

Yard Waste

Natural Products, 2800 Interior Way (Off Commerce Pkwy)       (502) 222-4545

Oldham County Conservation District             (502) 222-5123    Check out how to get a free residential composting bin

Plastic Grocery Bags

Kroger and Walmart entrances            Clean, empty bags only

Foam Packaging

Foam Fabricators (812) 948-1696       950 Progress Blvd, New Albany

                                                No food containers.

Electronics, Ink Cartridges, Batteries, and High Efficiency Light Bulbs

Home Depot Stores          Batteries, light bulbs, propane tanks, Christmas lights (Seasonal)
Lowe's Stores                   Rechargeable Batteries, Light Bulbs, Plastic bags
Best Buy Stores                Most electronics for a fee
Republic Services             Blue Guard e-recycling program for a fee.

Undamaged/Clean Items of Use to Others

Agape Shop             301 S. 1st St., La Grange Square Shopping Ctr            (502) 265-7170
Accepts clothing for men, women and children, books, movies, toys, kitchenware, furniture, linens, and household goods.  Tax deductible donations are accepted Monday – Friday between 11:00 am & 5:00 pm.
Goodwill Store                   6438 Highway 146, Crestwood             (502) 243-0169
Accepts clothing for men, women and children, books, movies, toys, kitchenware, furniture, linens, and household goods.  Tax deductible donations accepted Mon-Sat: 9am-7pm; Sun: 12-6pm
Wayside Christian Mission/Hotel Louisville   Call for donation pickup: (502) 582-2241
Accepts clothing, shoes, housewares, furniture, bedding, electronics, appliances, plumbing fixtures, musical instruments, collectibles, sporting equipment.  All items must be clean and in working condition.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore   4044 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville (502) 805-1652
Accepts small and large tax deductible donations of new or gently used furniture, working appliances, housewares, tools, usable paint, building materials and more.

Special Collection Events
1. Household Hazardous Waste collection is provided contingent on availability of Kentucky PRIDE grant funds.  The event is held on the first Saturday in October from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oldham County Fairgrounds. 

MATERIALS ACCEPTED 

PAINT DISPOSAL TIPS

2. Waste Tire Collection is provided by the Kentucky Division of Waste Management every three years in this region for residents and farms.  This is a three day event usually held at the State Road Garage, 2425 North Highway 393.  Call 502-565-1007 for the dates of the next scheduled event in Oldham County or to learn where events are scheduled throughout the state in the current year.  No tire dealers, scrappers, or retailers.

3. Christmas Tree Mulching – Cut Christmas trees are collected at the Recycling Center throughout the month of January every year. 

4. Drug Take Back events – Expired and unused prescription drugs are collected for proper disposal to prevent substance abuse and contamination of our watersheds. The Oldham County Sheriff and Police Departments, at the request of the US Drug Enforcement Agency and in collaboration with Oldham County Fire & Rescue Districts, conducts these events twice each year.

Safe Disposal Tips for Household Medical Waste

Place needles, syringes, lancets and other sharp objects in a hard plastic or metal container with a screw-on lid.  Laundry detergent bottles or metal coffee cans may be used or containers specifically designed for the disposal of medical sharps may be purchased.

Reinforce the lid of the container with heavy-duty tape, label “Not Recyclable” and place container in regular trash.

Place soiled bandages, disposable sheets, medical gloves and other types of medical waste in securely fastened plastic bags to be placed with regular trash.

Expired and unused medications can be disposed of in the lobby of the Oldham County Police Department, 1855 North Highway 393, LaGrange. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT KENTUCKY DIVISION OF WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Governance
The Oldham County Solid Waste and Recycling Department is governed by Oldham County Solid Waste Ordinances KOC-04-830-181, KOC-99-830-199, KOC-97-830-53 and KOC-94-800-846 and enforces the provisions contained therein.