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Talk Trash with Jacob: Meade County has ordered a glass pulverizer!


Meade County Solid Waste & Recycle Coordinator

We should be recycling glass again by mid-2023

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Jacob Butler, and I became the Coordinator of Meade County Solid Waste & Recycle about three months ago. I have a strong vision for the Meade County recycling program and am excited to move forward with my plans!

I would like to give a shout out to Meade County Fiscal Court for their ongoing support of our program. Over the years, they have been instrumental in Meade County having a successful operation and one that we can be proud of.

Over the years, Meade County has been fortunate to receive KY Pride Fund Recycle Grant funds that have allowed us to purchase much needed equipment in order for our center to effectively operate. And...spoiler alert... By mid-2023, we will receive a glass pulverizer through the state grant program and are extremely excited to resume the recycling of glass next year!

Meade County recyclers are doing a spectacular job! Whether you recycle at our main center, at a satellite location or in our schools and businesses, you are the heart and soul of our program. Environmental issues have become increasingly important and, as a result, people are gradually converting to “green” living.Meade Countians are no exception. My goal is to further educate our community about recycling, to get more people involved and to operate our program at its full potential. I am really excited about the direction that Meade County Solid Waste & Recycle is going! You are always welcome to recycle at our main facility in Brandenburg which is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please bring aluminum, aluminum cans, antifreeze, batteries, brass, cardboard, copper, magazines, milk jugs, newspaper, oil, paper, plastics (#1 and #2) and steel.

For your convenience, you may also recycle at any of our eight satellite locations: Battletown at Hwy. 228 and Pine Ridge Road, Doe Valley near the main office, Flaherty Fire Department, Hwy. 60 at the Ambulance Station, Midway near Midway Quick Stop, Muldraugh beside the Dollar Store, at the Payneville Fire Department and one in Rhodelia. Our roll-off business has been busy and steady. Meade County Solid Waste & Recycle appreciates your business. If you would like to rent a box or would like information about doing so, feel free to call us at (270) 422-2868. To those who have never recycled, consider joining us in this important venture! Not only will you save natural resources and reduce the amount of trash going into the landfill, but you will enjoy a sense of pride and accomplishment for your efforts! It’s never too late to start . . . it’s not difficult . . . and it’s the right thing to do!

All of us at Meade County Solid Waste & Recycle strive to promote a friendly atmosphere at our facility. I have an open door policy at MCSWR so please feel free to stop by and see us any time. I look forward to meeting you.