Warren County Public Works, 1141 State St. - 2nd Floor, Bowling Green, Ky 42101
Monday thru Friday8:00am - 4:00pm
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.
Commonwealth Cleanup Week, March 22-29
Volunteers from across Kentucky are set to fill trash bags and pick up old tires March 22-29, 2014 during the 16th Commonwealth Cleanup Week
Civic, religious and nonprofit organizations can enter to win six separate $100 prizes in a random drawing. To be eligible, organizations must register through their local solid waste coordinator and complete a cleanup project during the week of March 22-29. Download the 2014 Commonwealth Cleanup Week announcement, contest group participation and county cumulative reporting forms in Word or PDF formats.
Yard Waste Rules for Countywide Pickups
When any resident or homeowner contracts with a tree service or lawn care company, the price must include the contractors' removal and proper disposal of the debris. Trash hauler's and government street and road departments WILL NOT collect this debris.
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. Whole trees – not normal prunings – are often cut up and stacked out into the streets, 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.
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.
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.
* * Upcoming Events * *
COMMONWEALTH CLEANUP WEEK, MARCH 22-29
Harper Stewart, Office Manager, (270) 843-5353
Ashley Long, Administrative Assistant, (270) 843-5353
Environmental Planning & Assistance
- 2014 RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE RATE CAPS
- 2014 COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE RATE CAPS
- Ky. Waste Hauler & Recycler Registration Form