Sanitation Division

Household garbage is collected utilizing an automated garbage collection system. One roll-out cart is provided at no charge. All household garbage must be set out in your cart unless a handicapped exemption has been granted. The serial number printed on the cart identifies the cart with the assigned address. The cart remains the property of the City of Glasgow. If you move, the cart must remain at it’s assigned address or call DPW Landfill at 270-678-4302 to have the cart picked-up. When a new resident moves in, a cart will be delivered to the location.


For the application to receive a discount for seniors and disabled persons, click here.

 2024 Closing Dates & Collection Schedule

There is no garbage collection or recycling collection on Sanitation Division holidays.

Garbage and recycling collection will follow on the next weekday.

Note: The Holiday Schedule is subject to change. It is suggested that you listen to the local Glasgow radio station WCLU, check the Glasgow Electric Plant Board Cable TV Ch. 6, visit the City of Glasgow’s website or you may call Department of Public Works at 270-678-4302 or 270-651-5977 prior to a holiday to confirm your collection schedule.

Cart Use Guidelines

  • Cart must be positioned at the edge of the curb and at least three feet away from other carts, walls, buildings, poles, etc. DO NOT block sidewalks.
  • Do not overload the cart (maximum load 200 lbs). This will cause unnecessary damage to carts.
  • No household garbage in plastic bags outside the cart.
  • Do not place hot ashes, paint, solvents, oil, liquids or any kind, hot charcoal, batteries, hazardous waste, construction debris, auto parts, junk items, dirt or rocks or any other items not normally found in household waste in the cart.
  • Do not put yard waste in the cart.
  • Remove the cart from curbside after emptied.
  • Cart must be kept clean to comply with health and sanitation requirements. Wash the cart periodically with detergent and water.
  • Keep the lid of the cart closed at all times except to place garbage in the cart. This will prevent water from entering and placing unnecessary weight on cart. It will also prevent trash from blowing out, the entry of insect and the entry of animals.
  • Do not let children play in or with the cart.

Damaged or Stolen Cart

  • Report damaged cart to Public Works by calling 270-678-4302 or 270-651-5977.
  • Citizen must provide name, address, daytime phone number, cart serial number and description of damage.
  • Report stolen cart to Public Works at 270-678-4302 or 270-651-5977. Citizens must provide the serial number of the stolen cart.

Additional Cart

  • Requests for an additional cart must be made to DPW Landfill 270-678-4302.
  • There is an additional monthly charge
  • Ordinance No. 2022-3009
  • Citizens are strongly urged to completely utilize the space in the first cart before putting garbage into additional carts.
  • Cart will be delivered as soon as possible.
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