Mayor extends hours at storm debris collection site

Mayor Linda Gorton said today the city will continue to take tree and yard debris at the Old Frankfort Pike Landfill through the weekend, and all of next week.

There will be no charge to take debris to the landfill at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. The entrance is off Old Frankfort Pike.

Residents can also drop off yard waste debris for free at the city’s Haley Pike landfill, 4216 Hedger Lane, open from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday next week.

There will be no limit on the number of loads of yard waste and storm debris a resident can take to either site this month. The city will recycle the debris and turn it into mulch. A Fayette County driver’s license or other proof of residence in Fayette County is required.

If you live inside the urban service area and are unable to get your tree and yard waste to one of the drop-off sites, it can be left at the curb for collection. Stack your debris between the sidewalk and the curb. Do not put it into the street or block the sidewalk.

There are two ways to get it picked up: 

  • If you have city pick-up, the material you leave at the curb will be picked up as part of your normal weekly service as long as it is cut in 4-foot sections.
  • If you do not have city pick-up, or if you have debris that you cannot cut into four-foot sections, you need to call 311 and schedule a pick up. The maximum length the City can handle is 12 feet, and material cannot exceed 16 inches in diameter.