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The Winchester Municipal Utilities curbside yard waste program for the 2021 season will begin March 29, 2021 and run through November 19, 2021. Please have all green curb-its, bagged lawn waste, and small bundles of limbs out to the curb by 7:00 am on your collection day. No dirt, rock, mulch, or gravel will be accepted with this program.

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.

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.

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).

The following data is for the month of September 2021.

  • Solid waste collected and transported for disposal 1,515.11 tons for the month of September 2021.  Average day was 72 tons.  Year-to-date solid waste collection and disposal is 4,635.12 tons; Year-to-date average day solid waste collection and disposal is 72 tons.  Daily averages are based upon calendar days.  The 2021 landfill costs were $49,013.81.
  • During September 2021 approximately 172.71 tons of yard waste was diverted from the solid waste stream and landfill disposal resulting in approximate savings of $5,532.63 transportation and tipping fees. Year-to-date total 544.94 tons.
  • During September 2021 the trash truck (boom truck) collected 860 cubic yards of trash and large yard waste and 820 cubic yards of yard waste.  Year-to-date trash collected 2,420 cubic yards and Year-to-date yard waste collected 2,620 cubic yards.
  • During September 2021 approximately 0 tons of recycling was recycled through WMU’s curbside recycling program and the voluntary drop-off recycling center resulting in approximate savings of $0 (landfill disposal cost).  WMU has collected 14 tons of recycling year-to-date.  WMU paid LFUCG for disposal of mixed recyclable material during this reporting period in the amount of $-89.71 for 2.19 tons. WMU received net payments in the amount of $0 for 0 tons of white goods during the month of September 2021 and $0 for 0 tons of Escrap.