The Bourbon County Commission approved two days when county residents can take their unwanted trash to the county dump for free, including old tires.
If one has, say, old mattresses, unwanted garage sale leftovers, etc. this day will cost nothing but the drive to the dump to rid oneself of the items.
Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 residents may take their trash to the Bourbon Transfer and Recycle Center, 2286 Noble Road, northeast of the city limits.
Normally, the cost of landfill services are $40 a ton for solid waste materials- garbage, County Commissioner Lynne Oharah said.
“For construction and demolition materials it’s $35 a ton,” Oharah said. “It’s all on a graduated scale.”
The free dump day is not for businesses but for residents only, he said.
The landfill can be reached by going north on Hwy. 69 to Native Road, then turning east until 225th, then north to Noble Road, then east to the landfill.
Noxious Weeds Department Moves
The county government also provides noxious weed killer products to clean up weeds on farm properties.
This month the Bourbon County Commission approved the moving of the Noxious Weed Department from Uniontown to the Bourbon County Barn on 215th Street. north of Hwy. 54.
“We’ve increased the hours,” Oharah said. Hours are Monday, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. and Fridays, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Products to kill noxious weeds can be purchased from county personnel at that time, he said.
“One landowner can purchase for up to 160 acres,” Oharah said.
Josh Lawrence is the noxious weed director and can be reached at 620.215.1569.
The old noxious weed building in Uniontown, located just south of the fire department is still being discussed by the commissioners for future use.