It’s time for spring cleaning. After sorting through the various items at your home, take them to Paducah-McCracken County Spring Clean Up Day.
Spring Clean Up Day is an opportunity to properly dispose of solid and household hazardous waste. The free service, rain or shine, will be Saturday, April 24, 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Republic Services transfer station, 829 Burnett Street. All Paducah and McCracken County residents must bring proper identification (such as a driver’s license) to verify residency.
For everyone’s safety, please remain in your vehicle. Staff will unload the items. Please wear a facial covering while talking with staff.
Paducah Public Works Director Chris Yarber said, “Spring Clean Up Day is a valuable service to keep our community clean and protect the environment from products that could cause a negative impact. The proper disposal of household cleaners, herbicides, and other chemicals is extremely important. Plus, this is the opportunity for city and county residents to dispose of items that may not fit or be appropriate for their weekly garbage collection including appliances, tires, e-scrap, and more.”
LOCATION AND TRAFFIC ROUTE: 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. PLEASE BE AWARE OF TRAFFIC DELAYS ON PARK AVENUE.
ACCEPTED ITEMS: Accepted items include household trash, major appliances (tagged Freon-free), tires (limit of 8 tires; no heavy equipment, solid, rubber track, or foam-filled tires), household hazardous waste (labelled and in original container), ammunition, expired or no longer needed prescription medications, batteries, and e-scrap. No medical waste, commercial waste, or radioactive items 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.
Paducah Power System is teaming up with Clean Earth, Inc. for the safe disposal of mercury-filled items and unbroken bulbs. Many types of bulbs contain a small amount of mercury and are not recommended for residential trash pick-up. Each family turning in unbroken bulbs will receive one new LED bulb.
POPULARITY: 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.
PARTNERS: 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, Clean Earth, Inc., Liberty Tire, McCracken County, McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, Paducah Police Department, Paducah Power System, and Republic Services.
For more information, call the Paducah Public Works Department at 270-444-8511.
Date of release: April 2, 2021