Tim Bell, Solid Waste Coordinator
55 N. Main St., Ste. 108
Monticello, KY 42633
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(606) 348-4241 - Office
(606) 307-5065 - Cell
The county contracts with T & B Recycling so that citizens of Wayne County can dispose of White Goods (stoves, refrigerators, washer, dryers and other large metal items) without charge.
T & B Recycling is located on W. Hwy 90. Their phone number is (606) 340-8198.
Large Item Pick-Up
Any large/bulky item that you can not put out with your regular garbage can be scheduled to be picked up by the County. The Wayne County Fiscal Court provides this service without charge.
Items that we cannot accept include:
- regular household garbage
- yard waste
- construction/demolition materials
To schedule a pick-up contact the County Judge's office at (606) 348-4241, or include the following information:
- Items to be picked up
in an e-mail to email@example.com.
Tim Massengale assists with this service.
PRIDE unites citizens with the resources of federal, state and local governments in order to:
- Improve water quality in the region.
- Clean up illegal trash dumps and other solid waste problems.
- Promote environmental awareness and education.
The first two goals are aimed at cleaning up the existing problems created by the region's two primary pollution sources: dumping trash illegally and discharging raw sewage through straight pipes or failing septic systems. The third goal addresses the need to break the cycle of pollution.
Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., a nonprofit organization, coordinates the initiative and operates grant programs to fund local efforts to accomplish the PRIDE goals. Volunteers, schools, local governments and nonprofit organizations do the work.
Spring is PRIDE Clean-up Month
Each year, PRIDE designates a two-week period for a region-wide Spring Cleanup. PRIDE Coordinators organize cleanup events in their communities and mobilize volunteers to clean illegal dumps, roadsides and waterways. PRIDE provides gloves, safety vests and T-shirts for the volunteers.
October is Roadside PRIDE Month!
Since 2003, PRIDE has sponsored this friendly competition among the region's cities and counties to recruit volunteers and pick up trash along roadways.
Cities and counties compete within population-based classes. They earn points for the number of volunteers and volunteer hours worked; the bags of trash, tires and appliances collected; and road miles cleaned during October.
Roadside PRIDE Awards will be presented to the top cities and counties in each class. In addition, the TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) awards $1,000 to the city and county that clean the most road miles within a Scenic Byway.
PRIDE provides cleanup supplies to cities and counties.
Through the cooperative efforts of Wayne County Solid Waste Coordinator, Tim Bell, and various members of the community, Drop Box trailers for recyclables are available at the Wal-Mart Shopping Center, Conley Bottom Resort, and Beaver Creek Resort. The following items may be placed in the trailer for recycling: Mixed paper, including magazines and newspaper; Plastic Bottles; Aluminum Cans; Metal Cans and Cardboard.
Wayne County has expanded its recycling efforts with a new recycling center in the Industrial Park. Mixed paper, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, metal cans and cardboard can also be taken to the facility located off of Main Street on Creekview Drive behind Rite-Aid.
Additionally, recycling boxes are available at the local marinas.
Any church, school or civic group can earn money for their organization by participating in the Litter Abatement program. Call Tim Bell for details at 606.348.Any church, school or civic group can earn money for their organization by participating in the Litter Abatement program. Call Tim Bell for details at 606.307-5065.