Contact Info

Phone: (270) 687-8760
Fax: (270) 687-8739

Owensboro Sanitation Dept.
1410 W. 5th Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
After 3:30 p.m., contact CityAction

CityAction: 270-687-4444

The Owensboro Sanitation Department proudly provides:

  • Limb collection
  • Leaf collection
  • Bagged/Canned yard waste

... All in addition to the solid waste services, at no extra cost to you!


As always, paying customers may continue to utilize the collection for bags and cans of yard waste year-round.


Limb season is generally ran between about the second week of February thru the second week of October.

We are currently accepting limbs curbside on your regularly scheduled garbage day each week.  Piles are to be left behind the curb to ensure storm drains may remain clear of debris.  Limb piles must be accessible to our drivers upon arrival.  Please leave plenty of clearance around and above your limbs and do not block with any parked vehicles.

Curbside limb collection is not the only option.  You also have the choice to haul to the Daviess County Transfer Station located at 2129 Grimes Ave.  If you take your limbs to the transfer station, to ensure free disposal, be sure to take a current copy of your Sanitation bill (will be on OMU or Daviess County Water invoice) and a photo ID. 

***Transfer station requires all loads to be secured.  If your load is not strapped/tied/tarped, they won't turn you away, but you may be subject to a $5 fee. 



Leaf Season will begin the middle of October, 2022. Colection will start in Zone 10A.

The systematic, street by street, leaf collection is currectly suspended during the limb season.  Leaves may be bagged or placed in cans and sat curbside for collection during limb season, and year round!  Again, we ask each bag and/or container be 30 lbs. or less each.  


Guide to Quality Service

In the event that we are unable to meet that day's prediction, the crews will start back the following day where they had left off.  

Loose leaves may be raked curbside for systematic vaccum collection.

Please keep all leaves behind the curb to ensure storm drains remain clear of debris.  Piles need to be within 6 feet of the curb, or they will not be considered to be out for collection by our department.

Do not cover water meter lids with your loose leaf piles, as our machines will remove them.  In addition to water meter lids, be mindful of your landscaping beds.  Mulch, rock, flowers, etc. could be taken unbeknownst to the operators until it is too late.

Leave plenty of clearance around your piles.  Do not block with parked vehicles.  

The crews will pass through each of the zones one time, and will not be available to return for late rake outs, inaccessible piles, and the like. 


For any questions, please call City Action at 270-687-4444.


View Full Leaf Collection Zone Map


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