Solid Waste

State laws assign counties an important role in collecting and controlling solid waste.  The county home rule statute allows fiscal courts to perform a number of functions, including “exclusive management of solid wastes by ordinance or contract or by both.”

Each county is authorized to develop a management system for solid waste generated within its boundaries.  Counties may contract with one another in order to regionalize solid waste management.

Every county must provide a universal collection program for all municipal solid waste generated within its borders.  Even if counties enter into agreements for waste disposal with outside parties, they bear ultimate responsibility for their universal collection programs.
Christian County has a contract with GFL Environmental Inc. - Waste Management for the pickup of household trash in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Those interested in signing up for residence pickup, may call 270-365-6200 or visit  GLF can also be contacted by email at [email protected].

Christian County has had a Solid Waste Officer in its employ since 1991.  The position of “enforcement officer” was created for the purpose of preventing illegal dump sites in the county, and to enforce all laws regarding littering in the unincorporated areas of the county.   The Officer also coordinates with the Solid Waste Authority governing the city and county and assists them whenever necessary.

Jim Fleming
Solid Waste Enforcement Officer
216 West 7th Street
Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240
Phone: (270) 887-4137 or (270) 887-4100
Cell: (270) 889-4850
Email: [email protected]