Manchester,KY

Waste

The City of Manchester is determined to create and maintain a clean, healthy and inviting city for residents, as well as, visitors. Whether its trash that is removed to a landfill, yard waste that is turned into mulch, or recyclables that can be used again, the city is always looking for ways to keep Manchester beautiful.

City Ordinance
According to ordinance, t
he occupant or owner of every dwelling unit and every institutional, commercial or business, industrial or agricultural establishment producing solid waste in the city, shall provide sufficient and adequate containers for the storage of all solid waste and bulky rubbish to serve each dwelling unit and/or establishment; and maintain containers in good repair at all times.

Standards for Residential Storage Containers:
·Lightweight and sturdy construction; manufactured for residential solid waste.
·Constructed of galvanized metal, rubber, fiberglass or plastic; with tapered sides for easy emptying.
·Having handles, bails or other suitable lifting devices or features.
·Capacity of not less than ten (10) gallons and not more than thirty-five (35) gallons.
·Leak proof, waterproof and fitted with lids that keep water, animals and insects out.
·Containers larger than 30 gallons must have wheels or casters to aid in moving.
·Weight of container and contents shall not exceed seventy-five (75) pounds.


Standards for Commercial Storage Containers:

·Each business owner, occupant or operator shall provide either dumpster containers or regulation containers (as outlined in standards above).
·Containers shall be sufficient in number and size to provide sufficient space for all accumulated garbage and refuse between pickup periods.
·Dumpsters shall be waterproof, leak proof and covered at all times except when waste is being deposited or removed.

Solid Waste Collection, Schedules and Fees
Residential:
·City provides collection of solid waste twice each week.
·Waste must be contained in disposable plastic bags before placed in containers.
·Bags must be leak proof, of sufficient strength to resist tearing under normal handling, tied securely.
·Containers are placed curbside for pickup, or if directed by the city, at rear of buildings, in alleys, etc.
·Containers cannot be placed more than twelve (12) hours before collection.
·Containers must be removed from curb or alley twelve (12) hours after collection.
·Containers and area surrounding them must kept clean, neat, and sanitary at all times.

Monthly Fee:$10.00 (includes solid waste, recyclables, and yard waste)

Residential pickup schedule:
Monday/Thursday - Courthouse Hill, Downtown, East Manchester, Lyttleton Road, Lucas Road, Squire Marcum Hill, Phillips Drive, Pennington Hill.
Tuesday/Friday - Town Branch, Millpond, Muddy Gap, Potter Lane, Radio Hill, Green Street Maple Street, Richmond Road, Lovers Leap, Dickenson Street, Marcum Hill, House Avenue, Bridge Street, River Street, Baker Street, Walnut Street.
Monday/Friday - Old 421, Frog Level.

Commercial
solid waste (dumpsters or containers):
·City provides collection at least once each week with additional collections provided as necessary.
·Waste must be contained in disposable plastic bags before placed in a dumpster or container.
·Bags must be leak proof, of sufficient strength to resist tearing under normal handling, tied securely.
·If containers are used, they are placed curbside for pickup, or if directed by city, at rear of buildings, in alleys, etc.
·Containers cannot be placed more than twelve (12) hours before collection.
·Containers must be removed from curb or alley twelve (12) hours after collection.
·Containers and area surrounding them must kept clean, neat, and sanitary at all times.

Monthly Fee:  Contact the city for fees. Charges are fixed by volume of waste; recycling is included.

Commercial pickup schedule:
Businesses, schools, and residents of apartment buildings should contact the city offices for specific pickup schedules.

Recycling
Recycling saves energy, conserves natural resources, improves the environment, and strengthens the economy.
Click here for a listing of items recycled by the city.

Recycling pickup schedules:
·Businesses and schools - pickup is Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
·Residents - may drop off recycling at the City Garage on Memorial Drive, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; OR, contact the city (606-598-3456) for
pick-up on Wednesdays, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Businesses or schools interested in recycling should contact the city for more information.

Yard Waste
Organic material from yards (grass clippings, leaves, shrub trimmings, and tree limbs) takes up valuable landfill space and costs residents thousands of dollars in landfill fees. The city encourages residents to utilize organic yard materials for mulch, etc. when possible.

Residents unable to utilize their yard materials should contact the city for pickup and comply with the following:
·Tree limbs must be less than four (4) inches in diameter.
·Lumber and brush shall be securely tied in bundles not larger than forty-eight (48) inches long and eighteen (18) inches in diameter when not placed in storage
containers.
·Weight of any individual bundle shall not exceed seventy-five (75) pounds.
·Yard wastes shall be stored in containers and maintained to prevent the dispersal of waste upon the premises served, upon adjacent premises, or upon
adjacent public right of way.
·The weight of any individual container and contents shall not exceed seventy-five (75) pounds.

Other Waste
Contact the city (606-598-3456) for information regarding the disposal of appliances, electronics, furniture, glass, large metal items (swing sets, pipe, etc.), tires, fluorescent bulbs, windows and doors, etc.

Contact the city for removal of small animal carcasses such as cats, dogs, rabbits, squirrels and rats located in the public right of way. This service is not provided on private property.

Roll-off Dumpsters
Persons involved in new construction or remodeling may rent a roll-off dumpster. A 30 cubic yard open-top dumpster (maximum 6 tons) costs $525.00 (includes setting and one dump) plus a daily rental fee of $3.50. Contact the city for more information.

For questions regarding service or bills:
City of Manchester

606-598-3456
Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday