SHEPHERDSVILLE - It appears the ice storms of the past winter have claimed another victim - the annual countywide junk days.
Normally held on the weekends surrounding spring break, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts and solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield agreed that the project could not be held this spring.
Instead, both said holding the junk days either later in the summer or in early fall would be more practical.
The county has closed down its storm debris disposal site; however, Hatfield said there is still a lot of work to do to burn and to chip the thousands of truckloads brought to the Bullitt County Stockyards.
With a tight budget and with manpower being used to recover from the ice storm, Hatfield said it would be best to wait on the cleanup days.
The county normally spends over $25,000 each year on the junk days where dumpsters are placed in all corners to allow residents to drop off just about any non-hazardous item.
Thanks to separating some of the metal items last year, the county was able to recover several thousand dollars through recycling.
Several cities have planned their cleanup days.
In Fox Chase, a dumpster will be placed at the end of Sussex Drive on Saturday, April 4, from 8 a.m. until Noon. This is for city residents only.
On the same day, additional dumpsters will be placed at the Hillview public works building at the end of Prairie Drive from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. This is also for city residents only.
The city of Shepherdsville has announced that residents wishing to have debris from the storm picked up should have everything at the curbside no later than Friday, March 27.
Works foreman Chuck Keith said the crews have been throughout Shepherdsville and every street has been hit at least once.
However, without a deadline, things would continue to be place along the roads.
“If we don’t put a time limit on it, we’ll be doing it all summer,” said Keith.
The final day to put those limbs at the curb will be March 27.
The city of Hillview continues to pick up items along the curbsides from the storm. No deadline has been placed on collection in that city.
All public disposal sites for storm debris in the county have closed.