Find Kentucky Garbage Dumps & Landfills Near You

Get rid of your unwanted items at dumps and landfills in Kentucky

Drone shot of a container filled with garbage dump material

Kentucky has one of the highest per-capita rates of waste going to landfills, with more than 19 million tonnes ending up at garbage dumps around the state in 2021. And while some landfills are being denied permits to expand their operations, others are saying landfills are here to stay for the near future and we need to properly maintain them. Lucky for you, there are still plenty of dumps around Kentucky that would be more than happy to process your waste.

You’ll find them in areas such as Louisville, Harrodsburg, Berea, Lancaster, Springfield, Lexington, Jeffersonville, Jackson, Somerset, and many more counties.

Some of the most commonly accepted trash at these locations include building rubble like bricks, concrete, scrap metals, as well as household waste like yard waste, electronics, white goods, furniture, and also car parts. For toxic or potentially hazardous material, please give them a call beforehand to make sure they can safely dispose of the waste without damaging the environment.

Just like the majority of garbage dumps and landfills in California, most of the dumps near you in Kentucky are managed by the local counties, which makes them municipal dumps. That’s good news for local residents are you’ll likely receive discounted dumping fees or none at all.

On the other hand, there are quite a few privately owned for-profit landfills as well. This is a similar case in Illinois where many of the dumps are run by private organizations. These locations will likely charge higher fees than the county dumps.

If you want to make sure you know exactly how much you’ll be charged, just give them a quick call before you head down.

To start your search for a Kentucky dump near you, enter your location into the map to get started. Otherwise, you can scroll through the list below to see them all.

Finally, if you know of any more dumps, landfills, or transfer stations throughout the state that aren’t listed below, please let us know so we can add them in. Thank you!

Different types of waste in a container

List of Kentucky Garbage Dumps

Scroll through the list of dumps below or use the map to find one near you


Yard waste, general household waste, electronics, car parts, tires, building materials, furniture, and white goods are some of the commonly accepted items at dumps.

Unless you’re a resident of the county where the dump is located, you will likely be charged a fee to unload your waste. It will vary depending on what you’re dumping and how much you’ve got.