Sanitation and Recycling


City Hall

phone 502-348-5947

Bulky Item and Tree Limb Collection

The City offers a free Tree Limb and Bulky Item Collection service to all residents within the City Limits.   Resident can request these services by calling City Hall during our office hours at least 24 hours prior to placing the item(s) at the curb. Bulky items, tree limbs or brush piles cannot exceed four (4) cubic yards (approximately the size of a pickup truck load). Any garbage that contains hazardous materials or items that pose a safety or health risk to City Workers will not be picked up. Also please note that items will not be picked up from alleyways less than 10 feet wide.

Prohibited Items:

  • Liquid Waste – poisons, acids, explosives
  • Paints
  • Petroleum Products (oil, grease, gasoline, etc.)
  • Tires or Car Parts
  • Loose items not bundled or in a container
  • Hazardous Waste – syringes, used needles
  • Construction Waste – drywall, used lumber, rolls of carpet or padding, remodeling debris
  • Set out/eviction items 
  • Any item prohibited by the Nelson County Landfill (348-1876 for more information)
*Any mattress, couch, etc. infested with bed bugs will NOT be picked up as these poses a health risk to City Workers.

Brush and Tree Limbs

The City's equipment is not designed to handle limbs over 6” diameter. Please place limbs and trimmings in one pile with cut ends facing the street and cut to less than 10 foot lengths.

  • Limbs must be neatly stacked with ends facing the street;
  • No root balls, tree trunks, vines or other fence posts
  • The City WILL NOT pick-up limbs professionally cut
  • Piles will be picked up on customer’s regular garbage day
  • No bundle or container and its contents shall exceed 40 pounds

Such refuse shall be placed no closer to the street than the property owner's side of any street ditch or gutter. This service is for occasional residential use, the removal of trees, logs, or refuse resulting from attempts to "clear" large sections of land are not the intended purpose of this service.

Please also note there are times of the year when the volume of limbs and brush are heavier, such as early Spring and following heavy wind storms. This can create a backlog for the chipper truck. During these times, there may be a delay of service.