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The Winchester Municipal Utilities curbside yard waste program runs seasonally from early April to late November each year.  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.  For larger yard waste items such as large branches, limbs, or shrubs, please fill out a request  or call WMU Solid Waste Services at 859-744-1170.


Do you have a Large Trash Items that need to be picked up this week?

Please fill out a request  or call WMU Solid Waste Services at 859-744-1170.

Transfer Station is located at 175 N. Maple Street


(Monday – Friday)
7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00p.m.-3:30p.m.

Transfer Station is closed Daily between 11:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.


The following items will be accepted for disposal or deposition at the Transfer Station:

  • Residential Solid Waste (Garbage)
  • White Goods (refrigerants must be removed)
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Yard Waste


Restricted items (items that will not be accepted) include but are not limited to:

  • Paint (in liquid form)
  • Propane Tanks
  • Lead-acid Batteries
  • Free-flowing liquids of any kind / Household Hazardous Wastes
  • White goods containing refrigerants or any items containing mercury or Freon
  • Dirt / Rock / Concrete / Steel
  • Asbestos
  • Hazardous waste –insecticides, pesticides, contaminated soil, etc.


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


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 December 2023.

  • Solid waste collected and transported for disposal 1,476.54 tons for the month of December 2023. Average day was 78 tons. Year-to-date solid waste collection and disposal is 9,562.84 tons; Year-to-date average day solid waste collection and disposal is 77 tons. Daily averages are based upon calendar days. The month of December 2023 landfill costs were $53,125.91.
  • During December 2023 approximately 44 tons of yard waste was diverted from the solid waste stream and landfill disposal resulting in approximate savings of $1,583.12 transportation and tipping fees. Year-to-date total 640.00 tons.
  • During December 2023 the trash truck (boom truck) collected 520 cubic yards of trash and large yard waste and 220 cubic yards of yard waste. Year-to-date trash collected 3,900 cubic yards and Year-to-date yard waste collected 3,200 cubic yards.
  • During December 2023 approximately 13.34 tons of recycling was recycled through WMU’s curbside recycling program and the voluntary drop-off recycling center resulting in approximate savings of $295.08 (landfill disposal cost). WMU has collected 87.16 tons of recycling year-to-date. WMU received net payments from LFUCG for disposal of mixed recyclable material during this reporting period in the amount of $0 for 0 tons. WMU received net payments in the amount of $0 for 0 tons of white goods during the month of December 2023 and $0 for 0 tons of Escrap.