​​Solid Waste 


  •  Before applying for a license to operate municipal solid waste please read instructions and application.

     Municipal Solid Waste per KRS 224.01-010  Municipal solid waste is defined as “household solid waste and commercial solid waste”. “Household solid waste means solid waste, including garbage and trash generated by a single and multiple family residences, hotels, motels, bunk houses, ranger stations, crew quarters, and recreational areas such as picnic areas, park and camp grounds, but it does not include tire derived fuel”. Furthermore, “Commercial solid waste’ means all types of solid waste generated by stores, offices, restaurants, warehouses, and other service and non-manufacturing activities, excluding tire-derived fuel and house hold and industrial solid waste”.

  •  Municipal Solid Waste license holders must obtain liability insurance on each vehicle in which Municipal Solid Waste will be transported in.  Liability coverage must be in compliance with KRS 281.655
  • The application that follows is for municipal solid waste transporters only.
    For other types of solid waste permits, please contact the EEC Division of Waste Management at (502) 564-6716

    Apply for a Municipal Solid Waste License

  • Complete the following Application for License to Operate Municipal Solid Waste Transportation Vehicle(s) for a new license or additional vehicles.  TC 95-18

  • If your company is transporting Municipal Solid Waste from outside of Kentucky into the state, you must provide a “Consent to Service” document with this application.

  • For more information about “Consent to Service”, please see KRS 224.43-380

  • If you need a copy of a blank form, please call (502) 564-1257 or email: qp.dmc@ky.gov

Additional Solid Waste Documents (only used once a license has been issued)
  • To add vehicles to your existing license, you may use the application listed above or the Solid Waste Transporter Vehicle Identification Card Application. TC 95-41

  •   Please allow 5 – 10 business days for the processing of all applications