Trash, Recycling, Hazardous Waste

Questions? Call 859.372.4900 or go to Best Way Disposal 

How can I obtain a new or additional trash or recycle bin?
Contact Best Way at 859-372-4900. All residents receive one trash and recycling bin at no cost when requested by resident. Additional bins may be rented for $3.00 per month. There are two size bins to choose from: 65 gallon or 95 gallon.

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What if my trash or recycling is not picked up?
Contact Best Way at 859-372-4900.

How can I dispose of large items?

Best Way Disposal will collect large items year round, but you must call and notify them in advance at 859-372-4900. If large items are set out without notifying Bestway ahead of time, items are subject to being left and you may be cited. All mattresses and upholstered furniture should be completely wrapped in plastic to protect the driver. Examples of  items NOT collected: Pianos, construction debris, tires, refrigerators, brush or tree limbs if not neatly bundled and cut less than 4 feet in length.

How can I dispose of leaves and yard waste?
Leaves and yard waste can be bagged and set out with trash on your scheduled collection day. Branches must be bundled and cut less than 3 feet in length.

How can I properly dispose of medication?
The City Building (2355 Dixie Highway) has a secure drop-box in the main lobby. Drop off unused/expired over-the-counter and prescription medications (can stay in original bottles). Vitamins, syringes, liquids, and creams are NOT allowed.

How can I properly and safely dispose of hazardous waste and electronics? CLICK HERE

Is trash and recycling collected on holidays?
Unless otherise noted, the only two holidays trash and recycling are NOT collected are Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year’s Day (January 1). If your collection day falls on one of these two days, Best Way Disposal will collect it the following business day.

How long can trash and recycle bins stay out?
Bins cannot be put out before 4:00pm on the day prior to collection and must be removed by the end of the day of collection.

Do I need to set up an account?
If you are new to Fort Mitchell, your trash fee is a line item on property tax bills (due October 31). You do NOT need to set up a new account unless you have built a new house or trash is not included on your property tax bill.

Are there other opportunities to throw things out?
Yes. CLICK HERE for more information.