Bulky item pickup starts Monday in southern parts of the county

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By Randy Patrick

Bulky item pickup begins in the southern part of the county Monday.

It includes all roads south of the Bluegrass Parkway and west of Ky. 49, all of Ky. 49 itself and U.S. 31E southwest through New Haven to the county line and south through New Hope and Howardstown.

This will be the second of the four phases in the county.

The county’s landfill engineer, John Greenwell, told the Fiscal Court Tuesday the bulky item pickup program has gotten off to a slow start because of the weather.

“It was one of the wettest Februaries we’ve had in a while — almost 12 inches of rain,” he said.

That delayed the start of the collection of discarded appliances, furniture and other items, but so far, county workers have collected 400 cubic yards, or 97 tons, of material and about 460 tires.

County Judge-Exectuive Dean Watts said he was out at the landfill Monday, and trucks were lined up to drop off items. He emphasized that during the bulky item campaign, people can bring their own items to the landfill for free.