Policies and Fees
The City of Madisonville Public Works Department provides garbage collection and disposal services for more than 11,000 residential and commercial customers. Each residential customer is furnished one ½ cubic yard toter and charged a solid waste collection fee of $20.75 per month, unless a separate commercial contract is in place for dumpster service at a multi-family complex or mobile home park.
• All garbage must be contained in a city-issued toter. Additional toters are available for a fee of $5 per month.
• Customers shall position their toter curbside, with the lid closed and handle facing away from the street by 7 a.m. the day of collection and removed by 7 p.m. the day following collection.
For the safety of city employees seasonal hours may be observed to avoid excessive temperatures. Garbage is collected once per week. To find out when your collection day is scheduled, please call (270) 824-2117.
Discontinuing Sanitation Service
If a residential unit is vacant and unoccupied for a period in excess of 60 consecutive days, the monthly solid waste collection fee can be suspended provided the owner or the person having control of the unit notifies the City in writing. The owner or person having control of the residential unit shall immediately notify the City in writing when the unit is occupied. The collection fee for the unit shall be reinstated effective the first date of re-occupancy.
We offer services to the business community and to large apartment complexes, through 2-8 yard commercial dumpsters and through 96 gallon mobile carts. Depending upon the size of your business and your specific needs, we can help you pick the most cost effective service.
For mobile cart collection, see the above Sanitation Policies and Fees.
For dumpster service:
• All trash intended for pickup must be in the dumpster with the lids and side doors closed.
• Enclosures must conform to the Public Works Department size and construction requirements to reduce risk of damage to property or personnel.
• Property owners must keep the enclosure and the area immediately around the dumpster clean and in good repair.
• Do not stack extra trash on or near the dumpster.
• Ensure that service gates are kept in good repair and gate stops are installed and functional.
• Path to dumpster must be kept clear. We make reasonable attempts to collect your trash but we are not responsible for the approach being blocked. You could incur additional fees if it is blocked and we have to return to service the site repetitively.
• We will make a reasonable attempt to empty the dumpster’s contents but we cannot be held responsible for items that are too lightweight to fall out on their own or items that span the interior width of the dumpster and become jammed.
• If disposing of pallets, we ask that no more than two are discarded in any one load. As an alternate method of disposal, private entities exist that will collect pallets from your place of business
We offer roll-off containers in the following sizes: 10, 20, 30 and 40yd. Call (270) 824-2117 for pricing.
Limb & Brush
All limb and brush collection is the same day as the customer’s regularly scheduled trash collection. If customer’s limbs or brush exceeds the size of a half-ton pickup, (8' long x 5' wide x 2' deep) there is a charge of $50 per load. Customers hiring tree trimmers should note that it is not the City’s responsibility to remove any debris that the trimmers have created.
Bulky & Large Item
Large or bulky items are collected the same day as the customer’s garbage collection day. Items such as refrigerators or air conditioners, which contain Freon, must be tagged by a certified company that all Freon has been removed. In addition there will be a $35.00 charge for pick up of items that have contained freon. In regards to other large or bulky items, if load exceeds that of a half-ton pickup, (8' long x 5' wide x 2' deep) there will be a charge of $50 per load.
Customers may also drop off bulky items during normal business hours at 900 McCoy Ave. There will be a minimum charge of $15.90 if load weighs less than a ton or $22.75 per ton.
Leaf collection begins on November 16th and will continue through December 31st. All Limb and Bulky item pickup will be postponed until leaf collection is completed.