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Solid Waste and Recycling
1075 State Route 132 West
Dixon, KY 42409
270-639-7000

Webster County, KY

Webster County, Kentucky

On Monday, February 4, 2019, Webster County will be converting its residential waste drop-off program to a new Save-Money-And-Reduce-Trash (SMART) waste reduction program.  With this program, residential trash is only accepted when residents place it in official Webster County SMART bags.

Why make this change? 

  • Webster County saves. If there’s less trash generated, Webster County pays less to manage it.  These savings—which can be substantial—can be rerouted back into the community.
  • The environment is better preserved: When residents throw away less, recycle more, and “lighten the load” in any number of other ways, landfills last longer, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, millions of BTUs of energy are saved, and natural resources last longer.

Remember, by recycling more you’ll produce less trash, which means you’ll use fewer trash bags. The new SMART program lets you take control of your waste disposal costs!  

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Where Do I Buy the Bags?

The new Webster County SMART trash bags will be conveniently available in a variety of stores throughout the County.  They will be available in 2 sizes and are priced as follows:

  • Package of 5 small bags (15-gallon) cost $xx.
  • Package of 5 large bags (33-gallon) cost $xx.

You may purchase them at the following locations:

Don’t see your favorite store?  Ask if they’d like to carry them and contact the County

(Store list coming soon)

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Trash Collection Rules and Guidelines

Beginning Monday, February 4, 2019, all regular household trash must be bagged in the authorized trash bags before being disposed of at the Compaction Centers.  Items not in designated bags will NOT be accepted.  No exceptions will be made. Always separate your recyclables.

Do not place the following items in the trash bags:

  • Recyclables
  • Leaves, grass, or yard waste
  • Dirt, sod, concrete, or rock
  • Construction/demolition debris (C&D) – place in separate open top container
  • Household Hazardous Waste – please wait for yearly collections
  • Hot ashes or flammable materials such as motor oil, gas, or liquid paint (Motor oil is accepted in a separate container)

The Compaction Centers are open (please note updated schedule):

Clay: 1796 Highway 109S; Monday and Wednesday, 10am to 6pm; Saturday, 8am to 1pm

Dixon: 1308 Highway 630; Tuesday and Friday, 10am to 6pm; Saturday, 8am to 1pm

Sebree: 1159 Sebree/Slaughters Rd; Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 6pm; Saturday, 8am to 1pm

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What Can I Recycle?

Recycling will reduce your cost, since there is no additional fee to recycle the items listed below. The more you recycle, the less trash you have to put into the SMART bags, and the more money you’ll save.

Please note: You should not use the blue bags for recyclables.

Please see below for the items that are accepted for recycling. Remember, the more you recycle, the more you save!

Please sort your recyclables into the following categories.

Please recycle:

Glass bottles
Metals


Plastic Bottles and Containers (empty containers, lids may stay on)Glass bottles and jars (empty containers)

Metal cans, Aluminum, and Scrap Metal (empty containers, rinsed when possible, bunch up clean foil)Paper and Cardboard
  • Plastic Soda, Water & Drink Bottles

  • Plastic Food & Household Bottles/Jars
    (screw top bottles and jars, ex. ketchup, mayonnaise, detergent, shampoo)


  • All glass colors

  • Steel, tin, and aluminum cans

  • Clean aluminum pie plates, trays, and foil (please bunch)

  • All metal items, including appliances
  • Magazines & Catalogs

  • All newspapers & inserts

  • Paperboard (cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.) & paper bags

  • Cardboard – please flatten

  • Pizza boxes – remove food and greasy sections

  • Soft cover books

  • Office paper, Junk mail (Staples, paperclips, spirals, & plastic envelope windows are OK)

  • Shredded paper (in a paper bag)

  • Brown Bags

  • Phone books

  • Gift wrap

  • Milk and juice cartons, juice boxes, soy milk cartons (place lids back on)

Please do not include:

  • No plastic bags or plastic utensils

  • No Styrofoam or cups or straws

  • No bulky plastics (buckets, crates) or toys

  • No black plastic

  • No cling wrap

  • No windows or mirrors

  • No light bulbs

  • No dishes, ceramics, or Pyrex

  • No recyclables with food waste

  • No napkins, paper towels, or tissues

  • No foam padding

The Compaction Centers also accept the following materials for recycling:

Batteries, Electronics, Motor Oil, Tires, and Window and Door glass.

Sharps and needles are also accepted for proper disposal- for everyone’s safety, please place used needles in containers with lids.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact Webster County?

Please call (270) 639-7000 for general questions regarding recycling and trash disposal.

Is there a limit to the amount of materials I can recycle?

No. Webster County encourages residents to recycle as much as they can. The more you recycle, the fewer bags you will need to purchase and the more money you save.

How does this program work?

Simply buy blue Webster County SMART bags at retail stores throughout the County, and dispose of your trash in these bags as you normally would. Only the trash you put in these bags will be accepted.

How is this program good for Webster County?

In general, Webster County's SMART program may bring municipal, residential, and environmental benefits.
• Residents may benefit in a number of ways.
– The program is more equitable. With the new program, people who generate less trash would pay less by using fewer bags. It reminds people to recycle more.
– The more a community can recycle, the greater the chances of increasing its job opportunities in the recycling/reuse industries.
• Environmental benefits come from a slowdown in the growth of landfill space, as well as reduced greenhouse gas emissions and water and soil contamination.
• Municipalities benefit from savings in reduced tipping fees and possibly from earnings from recycling revenue.

Why do these bags cost more than the bags I'm currently using?

The official Webster County SMART trash bags covers the cost of transport and disposal of the waste.

What about large families?

If large families buy more than smaller families, they will have more to throw away and will have to buy more trash bags. This program gives them a chance and an incentive to lower their costs by recycling everything they can.

What is SMART?

“SMART” stands for Save-Money-And-Reduce-Trash. The SMART system is one in which residents pay a user fee for the amount used—much like the way we use and pay for electricity, water, or gas. Webster County's SMART program is based on a pay-per-bag basis.

Isn’t SMART a hardship on low-income households?

To the contrary, SMART gives low-income residents the opportunity to control their expenses for solid waste disposal.

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More Information

For more information, please contact:

Sondra Norman

Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator

1075 State Route 132 West

Dixon, KY 42409

T: (270) 639-7000

sondra.norman@websterco.org

 

COMPACTION CENTERS:

Site 1: Clay Compaction Center

            1769 Highway 109

            Clay, KY 42404

 

Site 2: Dixon Compaction Center

            1308 Highway 630

            Dixon, KY 42409

 

Site 3: Sebree Compaction Center

            1159 Sebree-Slaughters Road

            Sebree, KY 43455