Spring Clean Up Day, commonly referred to as "Dump Day,” is a fantastic opportunity to dispose of many types of solid and household hazardous waste. The free service will be on Saturday, April 14, 7am until 2pm – rain or shine! Bring those hard-to-get-rid-of items to Republic Services’ transfer station at 829 Burnett Street. All Paducah and McCracken County residents must bring proper identification (such as a driver’s license) to verify residency.
Annually, approximately 700 vehicles go through the line to dispose of more than 200 tons of household trash, white goods, and scrap metal. That tonnage is in addition to the tires, hazardous materials, prescriptions, and ammunition collected.
Accepted items include household trash, white goods (Freon-free), tires (no heavy equipment, solid, rubber track or foam-filled tires), household hazardous waste (labeled and in original container), ammunition, expired or no longer needed prescription medications, batteries, and e-scrap. No medical waste, radioactive items, or commercial waste will be accepted.
Recyclables such as paper, plastic, and steel and aluminum cans should be taken to the Freedom Waste recycling drop-off location at 400 State Street.
Spring Clean Up Day is held at Republic Services and the adjacent parking lot of the Paducah Public Works facility on North 10th Street. To maintain the traffic flow, drivers need to enter from North 10th Street off Park Avenue. Traffic will turn right onto Burnett Street to go through the drop-off line. Traffic will not be allowed to enter from North 8th or 9th Streets.
Household hazardous waste items, e-scrap and batteries, ammunition, and prescriptions are off-loaded last in line. Please separate your items to make the trip go quicker.
Paducah Power System is teaming up with Clean Earth, Inc. to encourage people to safely dispose of old, unbroken bulbs. Many types of bulbs contain a small amount of mercury and are not recommended for residential curbside trash pick-up. Each family turning in unbroken bulbs will receive one new LED bulb. Paducah Power also will collect mercury-filled items.
Spring Clean Up Day is funded in part through a Household Hazardous Waste Grant through the Kentucky Division of Waste Management. Partners include City of Paducah, Republic Services, Clean Earth, Inc., Liberty Tire, McCracken County, McCracken County DES/EM, McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, and Paducah Power System.
For more information, visit paducahky.gov or call the City of Paducah Engineering-Public Works Department at 270.444.8567.