Madison County Announces Tornado Storm Debris Removal for Union City Area of Madison County
Madison County Road Department will pick up tree related debris January 10-31  

Richmond, KY (January 4, 2022) – Judge-Executive Reagan Taylor announced today the Madison County Road Department will be launching a Tornado Relief Debris Removal program.  The program will be part of the County response to the Emergency Declaration declared by Judge Executive Reagan Taylor on January 2, 2022.  

“There is no doubt the tornadoes that ripped through northeast Madison County, specifically the Union City area caused large amounts of property damage much of which was in the form of downed trees,” said Judge Executive Reagan Taylor. “We are pleased to be able to provide citizens with an option for curbside tree removal in Union City to help with their cleanup. As I am sure everyone can appreciate, the curbside program requires extensive coordination, as well as compliance with the federal laws so we ask that citizens be patient with our staff as they work to address everyone’s pickup needs.”

In order to have debris picked up, residents must schedule an appointment in advance. Appointments will be taken in three (3) rounds.  The round selected will determine the citizens pickup window.

Tornado Storm Debris Removal Schedule

ROUND 1         
Pickup Window: January 10 -13
Debris must be Curbside: January 10   

ROUND 2        
Pickup Window: January 18-20
Debris must be Curbside: January 18      

ROUND 3        
Pickup Window: January 24-27, 31
Debris must be Curbside: January 24  

Pickup appointments will be taken from January 4 to January 24, 2022, schedule online or by contacting the Road Department at 859-624-4739.

Pickup Requirements

Prior to scheduling, residents must ensure their pickup will meet the following criteria as is set by FEMA guidelines:

  1. The address must be located in the unincorporated areas of the County (if a citizen is unsure if they reside in the county or not, visit madisoncountyky.us/map)

  2. Must be in the Union City areas including but now limited to the following roads:
    1. Old Wilderness Trail N
    2. Union City Road
    3. Hackett Pike
    4. Brookstown Road
    5. Noland Road
    6. Walker Parke Road
    7. Doylesville Road
    8. Willoughby Road

  3. The address must be a residential property (no commercial properties will be accepted).

  4. Debris must be accessible from the road or curb. County employees are not authorized to leave the County right-of-way to retrieve debris on private property.

  5. All debris must be present on the first day of the Pickup Window.

  6. Residents can schedule only one pickup for debris. Once debris is picked up, there will be no additional appointments or pickups scheduled at that address. 

  7. Debris pick up area must be cleared of all vehicles, mailboxes, and obstacles.

  8. Debris is defined as natural tree debris (trunks, limbs, and branches).

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No Drop Off Locations
Madison County will not be hosting a drop off location for citizens. Pick up is the only removal provided for this event.

Alternative Disposal Methods
Those that do not wish to use the pickup service but want to dispose of their debris may safely due so by either taking the debris to the landfill or having a controlled burn on their personal property. To reduce false alarm calls to the Madison County Fire Department, please contact the non-emergency line at 911 at 859-624-4776.  Anyone with debris burning safety questions may contact the Madison County Fire Department at 859-624-4774.

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