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The Division for Environmenal Planning & Assistance is responsible for coordinating solid waste and recycling. It manages the Warren County Area Solid Waste Management Plan, including oversight of residential recycling and solid waste collection and disposal by both businesses and residences. The plan also includes guidelines for public education, landfill siting and enforcement, and statistics on collection of solid waste and recycling. Local initiatives include the Litter Education and Abatement Program and the Illegal Open Dump Cleanup Program, as well as Warren County Household Hazardous Waste Day. DEPA also works with area businesses and organizations to facilitate special events for eScrap and document shredding collection events.If you have any questions about any of our programs, please call. We would love to help! We can be reached at 270-843-5353. Our e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org .Please visit our website for additional information.
NO TIRE AMNESTY IN WARREN COUNTY IN 2014
NOTICE: Dumping of tires is illegal. Anyone caught dumping or having participated in the conspiracy to dump tires illegally in Warren County will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.Warren County recommends that tires be left at certifiied tire retailers who are collecting the fees to allow for proper disposal when tires are replaced with new tires. These retailers also accept used tires for disposal for a nominal fee per tire.
Harper Stewart, Office Manager, Public Works
Solid Waste Services Survey
Help Warren County improve your solid waste and recycling services! Go the this link and complete the survey. It's short and can be most helpful in letting us know if you're getting the most from solid waste and recycling franchisees contracted by the county.http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8BFHRMN
OPEN DUMP CLEANUP LIST FOR 2013 - COMPLETED!
Cleanup of four illegal open dumps was completed this month, after work started on the sites in April.Sites near Burton Memorial Church at Barren River, Ivan Downs subdivision and two sites at Old Petros-Woodburn Road, near Woodburn, were cleaned. Funds for the cleanups came from a 75/25 matching grant from the Division of Waste Management and the Kentucky Pride Fund.Public Works divisions participating in the cleanup including the Division for Environmental Planning & Assistances, Division for Stormwater Management and the County Road Department. The Warren County Regional Jail Inmate Work Program provided two deputies and inmate work crews to help clean up these sites.Anyone with information on other possibles sites needing cleaned should call Public Works' D-EPA office at 270-843-5353.###
Yard Waste Rules for Countywide Pickups
Warren County’s Division for Environmental Planning & Assistance is trying to clear up misconceptions about residential yard waste removal and how it relates to storm debris.“Homeowners and tree trimmers may misunderstand or maybe have been misled about how Bowling Green’s and Warren County’s solid waste franchises work when it comes to this type of waste disposal,” DEPA Coordinator Stan Reagan said.“When any resident or homeowner contracts with a tree service or lawn care company, they should ask what they’re getting for their money,” he said. If the price doesn’t include disposal, then that should send up a red flag. “Some tree trimmers might attempt to escape the most expensive part of their job – proper waste disposal -- by passing it on to the resident’s trash hauler or government street and road departments,” Reagan said. “Unfortunately, tree trimmers are not required to have a contractor’s license, which can help protect consumers. Residential solid waste franchisees, including Scott Waste Management and Monarch Environmental and Taylor Sanitation, are required by their franchise agreements to collect only yard waste placed at the curb by the resident. Collection of up to 3 cubic yards - about the size of a full-size refrigerator - is included in the residential solid waste fee. However, this may change if a local disaster declaration is made, Reagan said.“Whole trees – not normal prunings – are often cut up and stacked out into the streets,” he said.” However, the purpose of yard waste disposal service is to aid the homeowner with routine trimming and pruning of shrubs and tree limbs, not full-scale removal of trees and landscaping.”Much of what is placed at the curb does not meet the specifications, Reagan said. Limbs and brush must be cut to lengths not exceeding 5 feet and be no wider than 6 inches and should be bundled. Yard waste, such as grass clippings and smaller prunings, must be placed in clear plastic or paper bags or containers exclusively for yard waste. All yard waste must be placed at the curb separately from other household wastes and must be ready for collection by 6 a.m. on the resident’s regular garbage collection day. ###
Environmental Planning & Assistance
- Residential Trash Rate Caps 2013
- Commercial-Industrial Trash Rate Caps 2013
- Ky. Waste Hauler & Recycler Registration Form