Department of Environmental Health Appeals for Access to Garbage Receptacles

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Published 26th September 2017, 8:13am

Department of Environmental Health (DEH) Appeals for Access to Garbage Receptacles

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) urges residents and business operators to ensure that garbage containers are accessible to its sanitation crews at all times.

Residents are asked to place garbage containers either at the front of the property or at a side that is accessible to the roadway. 
Receptacles must be stored in properly constructed enclosures and should not impede the flow of traffic.

Business owners/operators are asked to store commercial garbage containers in properly constructed enclosures, unlock access gates and provide a clear pathway for collection crews.

Garbage receptacles that are inaccessible to sanitation crews during servicing will be collected on the next scheduled day.

The DEH also reminds its residential customers to avoid placing sharp or broken objects into garbage containers as exposure to these items can pose a safety risk to its collection crews.
These items should instead be separately packaged and transported to the Georgetown Landfill.

For more information on how to package your waste, please call the DEH at 949-6696, send an email to dehcustomerservice@gov.ky or visit the DEH’s website at deh.gov.ky.
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