citysanitation2 (1)Residential units within the City of St. Matthews are entitled to THREE (3) THIRTY (32) gallon cans or the equivalent to be picked up at rear door. Setting cans to the edge of the street for pick up is optional.

Garbage cans must be a reasonable distance from the street, clearly visible and easily accessible near rear house doors and driveways.

Cans containing water, ice, or garbage frozen to cans due to lack of proper lids will not be handled. Also, 55 gallon drums or large barrels will not be handled. Collector should be able to open gates with one hand and will not enter garages or climb steps.

Residents who have dogs loose in fenced yards at the time of pickup are asked to put their garbage outside the gate.  Employees have been bitten.

Garbage will be picked up on regularly scheduled days with the exception of the weeks containing the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Garbage will be picked up the day after these holidays and could remain irregular all week.’IF’ the holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday, the weekly schedule WILL NOT be affected.

Trash, or other unwanted items in excess of 3 – 32 gallon cans will be picked up on regularly scheduled days throughout the year if placed at the street, except residents with alley pickup should place items at the alley.

All occupants of residential buildings with an excess of three (3) thirty (32) gallon cans at the rear of the unit must contact with Waste Management, for the pickup of additional cans.

Following heavy snowfall or during icy conditions, it will be necessary to carry your garbage cans to the street for pickup.

Disposal of Large or Bulk Items
Schedule disposal of large items, such as water heater, stove, washer, couch, etc. Residents who wish to dispose of large items should call the City of St. Matthews service provider, Rumpke, prior to their scheduled collection day. Rumpke will schedule a special truck to pick up your item. Usually this will be on the same day as your weekly scheduled trash pick up. All residents of St. Matthews are allowed to dispose of one large item per week, at no charge. If you have more than one large item, contact Rumpke to inquire about any charges that you may incur. Rumpke can be contacted between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mon-Fri. The telephone number for Rumpke is (800) 828-8171.


Garbage Pickup Missed
In the event your garbage, yard waste or recycling collection was not made as scheduled, please notify the service provider, Rumpke, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday. The telephone number for Rumpke is (800) 828-8171 or you may go to