Solid Waste

Transfer Station is located at 175 N. Maple Street

To dispose of waste at the Transfer Station please follow the driveway all the way to the last building.

HOURS OF OPERATION  (Monday - Friday) 

7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Closed 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


WMU will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day. Solid Waste services will be collected on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 for WMU customers that have collection on Monday, May 25, 2020.  Please have the curb-it’s and items to be collected to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.  If you should have any questions, please contact the Solid Waste Department at (859) 744-1170.  

The Winchester Municipal Utilities curbside yard waste program for the 2020 season will begin March 30, 2020 and run through November 20, 2020. Please have all green curb-its, bagged lawn waste, and small bundles of limbs out to the curb by 7am on your collection day. No dirt, rock, mulch, or gravel will be accepted with this program.

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, WMU Staff was notified by the Lexington Recycle Center that effective immediately they have temporarily suspended recycling of paper products which includes office paper, envelopes, phone books, calendars, folders, fliers, shredded paper, newspaper, magazines, cereal boxes, paper towel rolls and similar products. With this change in policy by the Lexington Recycle Center, WMU curbside recycling has been suspended until further notice. All curbside recyclable material that is collected will be sent to the landfill.

In the meantime, WMU encourages customers to use the voluntary Recycling Center located at 175 N. Maple Street. The recycling center is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and is located behind WMU's Main Office at 150 N. Main Street; however, it is only accessible from the WMU N. Maple Street entrance.

Solid Waste / Yard Waste Pick-up Days Effective January 7, 2019

On Pick-Up days Curbits need to be at the curb by 7:00 am

Garbage shall not be placed at the curb until after 6:00 p.m. on the day before scheduled collection and containers shall be removed as soon as practicable after collection, but no later than 8:00 p.m. on the day of collection. City Ordinance 14-70 3(b).
City Ordinance 14-70 relating to Garbage Collection

The following data is for the month of April 2020.

Solid waste collected and transported for disposal was 1,572.98 tons for the month of April 2020.  Average day was 75 tons.  Year-to-date solid waste collection and disposal is 13,981.75 tons; Year-to-date average day solid waste collection and disposal is 67 tons.  Daily averages are based upon calendar days.  The April 2020 landfill costs were $48,809.57.

During April 2020 approximately 176 tons of yard waste was diverted from the solid waste stream and landfill disposal resulting in approximate savings of $5,461.28 transportation and tipping fees.  Year-to-date total 1,240.00 tons.

During April 2020 the trash truck (boom truck) collected 760 cubic yards of trash and large yard waste and 880 cubic yards of yard waste.  Year-to-date trash collected is 7,440 cubic yards and Year-to-date yard waste collected 6,200 cubic yards.

During April 2020 approximately 3.88 tons of recycling was recycled through WMU’s curbside recycling program and the voluntary drop-off recycling center resulting in approximate savings of $75. 47 (landfill disposal cost).  WMU has collected 63.23 of recycling year-to-date.  WMU paid LFUCG for disposal of mixed recyclable material during this reporting period in the amount of $-110.64 for 4.05 tons.  WMU received net payments in the amount of $0 for 0 tons of white goods during the month of April 2020 and $0 for 0 tons of Escrap.