Jessamine County Environmental Services will hold its 24th annual County Wide Clean Up from Saturday, March 24 through Saturday, March 31. During the event, county residents are encouraged to bring their debris to either the Jessamine County Road Department on Longview Drive or Witt Lane in Wilmore. Hours for both sites will be from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; both facilities will be closed on Sunday, March 25.
Nicholasville and Jessamine County residents may use curbside disposal as well but are encouraged to drop off debris at a dump site if able. In order to use curb side disposal, materials must be at curbside prior to the start of the cleanup. Curbside disposal will not be available for Wilmore residents.
During the cleanup, restrictions will be placed on the types of debris accepted at the designated dumping sites. Absolutely no commercial debris (shingles, dry wall, etc.) will be accepted. Other items that will not be accepted at County Wide Clean Up sites include bricks, concrete block, asphalt, dirt, normal household waste (daily trash and food garbage, etc.), storm brush and tires.
The Jessamine County Convenience Center will be open during its normal hours of operation and will charge its normal rates for anyone who needs to dump tires, commercial debris and/or other materials that will not be accepted as part of the cleanup. The city of Nicholasville’s water treatment plant on Long Shun has extended its hours during the cleanup to the same hours as the road department, and as always will accept limbs and brush at no charge.
During last year’s event, County Wide Clean Up collected 991 tons over a seven-day period.
“The annual County Wide Clean Up is extremely popular because it gives residents an excellent opportunity to dispose of materials and items that might otherwise become eyesores and/or cause environmental issues,” Jessamine County Director of Environmental Services Mike Cassidy said. “I don’t know of any other county in the state with a cleanup program with free disposal that is as extensive and user-friendly as ours.”
For questions about unloading and/or allowable debris, and for more information about the County Wide Clean Up in general, visit www.jessamineco.com, Jessamine County Environmental Service’s Facebook page, or contact the appropriate office. For curbside pick-up, please contact the appropriate office: Jessamine County, 859-881-4545 or 859-887-8078, 859-885-5281; city of Nicholasville, 859-885-1321; and city of Wilmore, 859-858-4412.