Garrard County, home to more than 16,900 residents, is centrally located in Kentucky just south of Lexington. Garrard County hosts several important historical sites including Camp Dick Robinson and the Governor William Owsley Home along with great recreational opportunities at Herrington Lake and the Palisades. We invite you to visit our great community here in the heart of the Bluegrass.

Garrard County Police

Established on 29 December, 2016, the Garrard County Police Department provides law enforcement to all parts of the county. Officers are routinely patrolling, responding and assisting in our community.

Emergency Medical Service (EMS)

The Garrard County EMS, or Ambulance Department, provides the highest pre-hospital care to citizens in need; maintains an optimum state of readiness in order to provide effective emergency response when called upon; and works to promote and perpetuate a level of medical and health service training which best serves all residents of Garrard County.

The Garrard EMS provides twenty-four hours of Advanced and Basic Life Support services to the residents of Garrard County, Kentucky. All Ambulance personnel are Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics certified by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

EMS responds to approximately 3,000 calls per year, both emergency and non-emergency in nature, over half of which are to the City of Lancaster. The service provides standby services for fires, athletic events, and community functions as needed.

The Garrard County EMS is owned, operated and funded by the Garrard County Fiscal Court.

Animal Control & Shelter

Animal Control is responsible for stray, abandoned, and relinquished pets in Garrard County. The department promotes responsible pet ownership, animal tag licenses, emergency sheltering, and enforces local and state animal laws.

Solid Waste & Recycling

Garrard County Solid Waste & Recycling Program is responsible for managing the curbside trash collection contract, the convenience dump site contractors and the joint Garrard-Lincoln County Recycling Program.

Landfills and Transfer Stations

Rumpke Transfer Station

Garrard County US Hwy 52 and Hanging Fork Road
(859) 792-6353

Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM
Saturday 8AM-Noon

Tri-K Landfill

Lincoln County Ky Hwy 3249
(606) 365-7806

Monday-Friday 7AM-4PM
Saturday 7AM-Noon

Gate Rate:
Municipal Solid Waste $54.00 per ton
Construction and Demolition Debris $46.00 per ton
Special Waste (ex. shingles, asbestos) Call for rate
*Additional state, local, environmental and fuel fees may apply.

For Special Waste such as medical, asbestos, industrial, contaminated soil, etc. Call Jeff Perry at (502) 352-6250

Dead Animal Burial (Livestock)

(859) 792-3023

Cattle, horses, hogs, ostrich, llamas, goats, sheep, and deer.

Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM
Closed on Holidays

For disposal of other special wastes download the below document

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