Changes Due to Coronavirus

Statement from the Board, September 2020

Over the years the Shelby County 109 Taxing District has made great strides in diverting recyclables from our landfills.  The central purpose and goal of the Shelby County Recycling Facility is to provide our citizens with exceptional waste drop-off, recycling and disposal services that will protect, preserve and improve our environment and the quality of life in the communities we serve. We seek to foster awareness, understanding and the benefits of recycling in our local community. Shelby County Recycling Facility is, and will continue to be, the “Unique Difference” in the solid waste and recycling collection industry.  One of the ways we have been able to achieve that difference is by staging drop-off boxes around Shelby County to make it convenient for our residents.  We also provide free cardboard pickup at area businesses. 

Unfortunately, the Coronavirus has prompted us to make changes in some of those services and how we provide them. Losing our Class-D volunteers has crippled our work force and the ability to process recyclables as we normally do.  The safety of our customers and staff are first and foremost our number one priority. With that said we have removed our drop boxes throughout the county and have suspended cardboard pick up until further notice. We ask all our customers to please be patient with us during this difficult and unusual time.

We would like to thank everyone for their support.

Rusty Newton

109 Board Chair


2 June 2020

We are now accepting all recyclables at the Shelby County Recycling Facility.  Self-service will continue until we are fully staffed.

In order to comply with CDC, Kentucky Government and local advice regarding the spread of COVID-19 the following procedures are in effect:

  1.  Receptacles for cardboard, plastics, aluminum,  and glass will be placed at the Shelby County Recycling Center and at the Seventh Street Shelbyville location.
  2. Please separate all recyclables into these categories and deposit in the appropriate receptacle.
  3. We suggest customers wear masks when not in a vehicle.
  4. Community collection locations will not open until further notice is given.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but it is paramount that both workers and members of the public be protected from the spread of the contagion.