Curbside Recycling

A successful recycling campaign requires a successful relationship between the city, its residents, and the processors who receive, sort, bale, and market the recycled material.

Preparing Your Recyclables for Collection

Properly prepared recyclables must be placed in the blue lid recycle cart and placed on the curb, not in the street, by 7 a.m. on your designated collection day.

It is important that only recyclable materials are placed in recycle carts. Please download the FrankWaste app, consult the Single-Stream Recycling System page, or check the Dos and Don’ts of Recycling for an easy reference. When in doubt, toss it out! 

Recycling Process

All recyclable items are brought to the City’s Recycle Center where they are tipped into a large transfer container which is then transported to the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) Recycle Center

At this state of the art facility, items are sorted, compressed, baled, stored and shipped out to be made into new products. The City of Frankfort receives a portion of the LFUCG Recycle Center profits, which is then redistributed to the Solid Waste account.