Solid Waste & Recycling

Contact: 
Coordinator
Rebecca Zocklein
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 Solid Waste & Recycling

Trash collection

Residential and commercial garbage is collected at the curb throughout Oldham County.  The majority of households and commercial establishments are provided service through franchise agreements with Republic Services.  This agreement was recently updated (see radio button on the left) in the following ways:

  • Only containers supplied by Republic Services/Industrial Disposal will be serviced for trash colletion,
  • Customers must bag their trash that is put in the supplied roll-out cart;
  • Residents of mutli-family dwellings may drop off large household items at Valley View landfill.

Check with your city government or home owners association for details on collection in your neighborhood.  Oldham County and LaGrange franchise customers may set out one large or bulk household item, (which is defined as any item from your home that you would put in a moving van if you were relocating) or up to 15 bags or bundles of yard waste per week.  Please contact Republic Services either online or at 502-638-9000 to start trash collection and to schedule bulk pick-ups. 

Recycling
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.

The Oldham County Recycling Center at 3943 Jones Drive reopens on Monday, August 10, 2020.  Materials accepted:  cardboard, paper, metals, aluminum, rigid plastics, batteries, and most electronics.  This is a self-serve facility open from dawn to dusk, seven days per week.  The Center is manned Monday through Friday from 8:30 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 a list of items we accept at the Center, click on the Recycling Guide button.  

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.  

Litter Abatement Program

Oldham County receives a grant from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management for cleaning up litter on our highways and byways.  Non-profit, tax-exempt groups based in Oldham County participate and raise funds for their organization by picking up litter along our roadsides.  Eligible groups include various school and independent sports teams; youth groups; and any other charitable, tax-exempt organizations.  We supply safety vests, gloves and trash bags in addition to paying by the mile, so get involved!  Links to the program application and agreement are located on the left side of this page.  

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 at the Oldham County Fairgrounds.  Information about accepted materials can be found by clicking the yellow buttons to the left.

2. Waste Tire Collection is provided by the State Division of Waste Management every three years in this region.  This is a three day event 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. 

3. Christmas Tree Mulching – Cut Christmas trees are collected throughout the month of January every year.  Click on the yellow button to the left for more information.

4. Drug Take Back events – Expired and unwanted 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 medications can be disposed of in the lobby of the Oldham County Police Department, 1855 North Highway 393, LaGrange. 

Dumpsters and Waste Haulers
Private waste haulers doing business in Oldham County must be permitted each year.  Should you choose to rent a dumpster service, please check with the Solid Waste Coordinator, 502-565-1007, to see if the company is properly permitted.

Governance
We are 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 enforce the provisions contained therein.