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The City of Bardstown provides normal curbside solid waste collection, special bulky item pickup, tree limb pickup, and leaf collection. Loose leaves are collected during a publicly announced and defined time period in the Fall, as needed. Recyclable cardboard and No.1 and No.2 plastic is collected at our recycling center located at the Guthrie Opportunity Center on Nutter Drive during business hours.

Normal Curbside Solid Waste collectioN
All residential solid waste, other than bulky rubbish in excess of 40 pounds, shall be collected one time each week. All multiple housing facility and commercial solid waste shall be collected at least once weekly. All residential collections shall be made between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. If inclement weather endangers the safe collection of solid waste, services may be discontinued and will resume as weather permits.

Please note that  to avoid work related injuries our Sanitation workers will not pickup or move the trash cans themselves, only the bagged waste inside. Please ensure that all garbage is in securely tied trash bags that are not over-filled or split. 

Items Not acceptable for Curbside Pickup

Please use a commercial or specialized service provider for these items:

  • Dangerous substances such as poisons, acids, explosives, caustics, or infected materials (to include "blood borne" and other biohazard wastes);
  • Construction/Demolition debris such as earth, mortar, plaster, lumber, roofing materials, paint, carpet, plumbing, and/or electrical materials;
  • Tires (please contact a local tire distributor for more information);
  • Any uncontained garbage;
  • Any materials which have not been prepared for collection in accordance with the rules above.

Observed Holidays
Collections will not be made on the following eight holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day following Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
Collection for such holidays will be made one business day later unless otherwise specified by the Superintendent of Public Works. These notices will be made to local media outlets. Collections will be made on other holidays unless otherwise specified. 

For problems about unsightly garbage, refuse, or storage problems, please call the Bardstown Code Enforcement Hotline at (502) 348-5947 ext. 2205.