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Rumpke Changes Pickup Days

Company Reduces Number Of Days For Residential Pickups

Rumpke is reducing the days for residential garbage pickup from five to two. Customers in Burgin and who live south of Mackville Road and Lexington Road/U.S. 68 will be served on Monday. Customers who live north of Mackville Road and Lexington Road/U.S. 68 will be served on Tuesday. The changes go into effect on Feb. 1, 2020. Customers will be officially notified by mail on the week of Jan. 20. (Photo submitted.)

Robert Moore

Herald Staff

Rumpke, which handles garbage disposal for most of Mercer County, is reducing their pickup days effective Feb. 1. After that date, the pickup day will be Monday for residents of Burgin and addresses south of Mackville Road and south of Lexington Road/U.S. 68—excluding the Salt Lake and Darkwood Estates subdivisions to the Boyle County line.

The pickup day will be Tuesday for addresses on and north of Mackville Road, including the Salt Lake and Darkwood Estates subdivisions, and addresses on and north of Lexington Road, including Shakers Landing and Palisades Roads.

Those who rely on the City of Harrodsburg for garbage disposal, which has a contract with a different company, will not be affected by the schedule change.

According to Mercer Judge-Executive Milward Dedman, Rumpke customers will be notified by mail the week of Jan. 20. Dedman said Rumpke is reducing their residential pickup schedule from five days a week to two days a week. There will be no change for commercial customers with multiple pickup days, he said.

In other business, the Mercer County Fiscal Court:

• Approved $5,000 advance to Anderson-Dean Community Park for early third quarter contribution.

• Appointed Jamie DeHart and Wendy Hood to the Mercer County Extension Board. Their terms went into effect at the first of the year.

• Pre-approved $22,036.75 in deputy sheriff salaries for January 2020. The magistrates also approved a special bond for the sheriff’s office to repay advance.

The next meeting of the Mercer County Fiscal Court will be on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Mercer County Fiscal Courthouse (207 West Lexington Street).

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