Frankfort, Franklin County release flood-cleanup information

Residents told how to discard debris

May 7, 2010 

The Frankfort/Franklin County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security released information and instructions Thursday to help residents clean up after flooding.

Residents were reminded that bags placed on the curb for pickup should weigh less than 50 pounds. All items, including drywall and insulation, must be put in bags, not boxes. Carpet should be cut into strips no wider than 4 feet, and rolled. Hazardous items including fuel, chemicals and paint are not permitted in trash. Residents may place furniture and appliances on the curb for pickup.

Frankfort residents should call the city's sanitation department at (502) 875-8527 to arrange pickup for refrigerators and freezers. County residents living outside the city limits should call the Franklin County solid waste coordinator at (502) 875-7987 to arrange for pickup of refrigerators and freezers.

There will be free dumping at the landfill for Franklin County residents, starting Saturday and continuing through May 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Residents will need to show a Franklin County driver's license at the landfill, but vouchers are not necessary.

Trailers are permitted but should not be longer than 16 feet.

The emergency management office said volunteers would be in neighborhoods, collecting information for possible Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance.

The Franklin County Chapter or the American Red Cross has clean-up kits, which residents may get by calling (502) 223-1795. The Franklin County Health Department suggests that anyone working in and around flood water and debris have a current tetanus vaccination, which residents can get by calling a doctor or the health department at (502) 564-7647.

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