Disposal of Uninhabitable Mobile Homes in Kentucky


  • Options for Removing Unusable Mobile Homes
    – Landowner” (download) *
  • Disposal of Uninhabitable Mobile Homes
    – County and Local Governments” (download)*


  • Disposal of Uninhabitable Mobile Homes – Success Using a Big Carrot and a Little Stick” (download)*

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The Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI) is providing this information as a public service to assist those who want to recycle or demolish uninhabitable mobile homes. There are many federal, state and local regulations which may apply with respect to the appropriate, safe and legal method to complete the process. KMHI does not warrant the information contained herein on a legal basis and would encourage the use of contractors who are properly registered and licensed with all of the appropriate agencies.


How do we rid our neighborhoods, countryside and commercial districts of derelict structures? This process will focus primarily on one portion of the overall problem of structural blight. Although there are unsafe, derelict commercial, and site built residential structures, cars, boats, trucking containers, RVs and other items cumbersome to dispose of, this discussion will be limited to programs for the removal of uninhabitable mobile homes.

Modern manufactured housing is no longer considered either mobile or disposable due to the improvements in architectural design, durability, safety, wind resistance, energy efficiency, ventilation, installation and the ability to appreciate in value. This should not be considered a never ending program. There have not been any pre-HUD Code mobile homes built for over 25 years.

However, there are many, very old mobile homes, built before 1976, or prior to the improvements brought about by the HUD Code, still out there. The term mobile homes, as distinguished from manufactured homes, is used because the vast majority of unsafe units are over 25 years old. Pre-HUD Code factory built housing is properly defined as a mobile home.

What demolition process is best for those that are uninhabitable or abandoned?    To assist a landowner and local governments with this confusing process, the KMHI has prepared 2 “How To” documents:

  • Landowner: “Options for Removing Unusable Mobile Homes”
  • County and Local Governments: “Disposal of Uninhabitable Mobile Homes – Success Using a Big Carrot and a Little Stick”

The Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute appreciates the assistance of the following agencies and organizations in coordinating this information:

  • State of Kentucky Division of Waste Management
  • Solid Waste Coordinators of Kentucky (SWaCK)
  • Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo)
  • Kentucky County Judge Executive Association (KCJEA)
  • Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts (KCADD)
  • Kentucky League of Cities (KLC)
  • Kentucky Chapter American Planning Association (KAPA)
  • Code Administrators Association of Kentucky (CAAK)

Kentucky Legislation
Senate Bill 109 (2004)
How can we prevent substandard units from coming into the State?
To address this issue, the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute worked hard to obtain passage of Senate Bill 109. This legislation was supported by the KMHI, the Kentucky Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction and the Office of the Building Code Enforcement, Manufactured Housing Section. The state Manufactured Housing Certification and Licensure Board endorsed the legislation.

The most important element of the legislation provides a method for the regulatory agency to prevent previously-owned, old and unfit factory-built structures from being brought into Kentucky from surrounding states that already have regulation prohibiting such structures in their states. Kentucky has been a dumping ground for these unfit structures to light. This new law provides that previously-owned factory-built structures must be re-inspected and brought up to standards for human habitation.

House Bill 345 (2005)
A State law, enacted in 2005, HB 345, “an act relating to nuisance abatement”, allows local governments a process to enforce proper disposal of old abandoned and uninhabited structures. This new law may work hand-in-hand with KMHI’s efforts to help local jurisdictions and its members to “clean-up” these structures.

This law clarifies that these nuisance abatement standards apply to “One (1) or more mobile or manufactured homes as defined in KRS 227.550 that are junked, wrecked, or nonoperative and which are not inhabited;”.

“Any city, county, consolidated local government, or urban-county may establish by ordinance reasonable standards and procedures for the enforcement of this section.”.. “Proper notice shall be given to property owners before any action is taken pursuant to this section; and, prior to the demolition of any unfit or unsafe structure, the right to a hearing shall be afforded the property owner.”

Resources for Disposal by County
The KMHI has worked to address the confusion over demolishing old units.

  • What is the easiest process?
  • How can the costs be minimized?
  • What information does a landowner need to encourage responsible demolition of unfit structures?

In discussions with Solid Waste Coordinators from various counties we discovered that the basic information needed for this process is unique in each county.

Therefore, we encourage each county to provide the basic information about construction and demolition landfills, recycling, and disposal of appliances, etc. to their constituents.

Here is a template for a handout that can be customized by a county to provide this information. In those counties that do not have a Solid Waste Coordinator, the County Judge Executives office seems to be the place people would turn.

Here is a list of landfills from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management. For the latest information, please go to: www.waste.ky.gov .

Kentucky Solid Waste Facilities

MSW – Municipal Solid Waste Landfill

CDD – Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill
County Facility and address Phone number MSW CDD
Barren Glasgow Regional Landfill
400 Glen Garry RoadGlasgow, KY 42141-0278
(270) 678-4302 MSW
Boone Bavarian Trucking Landfill
12764 McCoy Fork RoadWalton, KY 41094
(859) 485-4416 MSW CDD
Boyd Big Run Landfill
1837 River Cities Drive
KY 41102
(606) 929-9340 MSW
Boyd Cooksey Brothers Disposal Co Inc. Landfill
101 W.
North Big Run Road
Ashland, KY 41102
(606) 928-9633 MSW CDD
Christian Hopkinsville Landfill
5665 Mt. Zoar Latham Rd.
Box 707
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
(270) 887-6245 CDD
Daviess West Daviess County Landfill
7772 KY 815 WestOwensboro, KY 42301
(270) 229-4484 MSW CDD
Estill Blue Ridge Recycling & Disposal Facility
Winchester Road
Irvine, KY 40336
(606) 723-5552 MSW
Fayette Lexington Fayette Urban Co. Government Landfill

3849 Hedger Lane
Lexington, KY 40516

(859) 258-3410 CDD
Fayette Demolition Disposal Services
4400 Haley PikeLexington, KY 40516
(606 )293-5558 CDD
Franklin Benson Valley Area Landfill
2157 Highway 151
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 227-7257 MSW
Grant Epperson Waste Disposal
2360 Cynthiana Road
Box 117
Williamstown, KY 41097
(859) 824-3773 MSW
Graves West Kentucky Landfill
3426 State Route 45 South
Mayfield, KY 42066
(270) 247-1049 MSW
Greenup Green Valley Landfill General Partnership
100 Addington Road
Ashland, KY 41102
(606) 928-0239 MSW
Hardin Hardin Co. Fiscal Court Landfill
1620 Audubon
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 769-2951 MSW
Hardin Fort Knox Landfill
Baker Road
Fort Knox, KY
(502) 624-3629 CDD
Jefferson Waste Management of KY, LLC dba Outer Loop
Recycling & Disposal Facility
2673 Outer Loop Road
Louisville, KY
(502) 966-0272 MSW CDD
Laurel Laurel Ridge Landfill Inc.
3612 East Hwy 552
Box 808
Lily, KY 40740
(606) 864-7996 MSW CDD
Lincoln Tri K Landfill Inc.
1905 KY Highway
3249 PO Box
Stanford, KY 40484
(606) 365-7806 MSW
Logan Southern Sanitation Landfill
478 Coopertown Road
PO Box 537
Russellville, KY 42276
(270) 726-9016 MSW CDD
Logan Logan Aluminum Inc. Landfill
6920 Lewisburg Road
PO Box 3000
Russellville, KY 42276
(270) 755-6000 CDD
Marshall LWD Sanitary Landfill Inc.
Old Coke Plant Road
Calvert City, KY 42029-0327
(270) 395-5313 MSW CDD
Mason Maysville/Mason County Landfill
Clarkson-Sherman Road
Maysville, KY 41056
(606) 759-7049 MSW CDD
McCracken USDOE
5600 Hobbs Road
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 441-6800 MSW
Montgomery Rumpke of Kentucky Montgomery County
30 Dump Rd/
30 Lairson Rd
Jeffersonville, KY 40353
(859) 498-6798 MSW CDD
Nelson Nelson County Landfill
1025 Airport
Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 348-1877 MSW CDD
Ohio Ohio County Balefill Landfill
Lane Beaver Dam, KY 42320
(270) 298-7501 MSW
Pendleton Pendleton County Landfill
Bryant-Griffin Road
Butler, KY 41006
(859) 472-7339 MSW CDD
Pike Pike County Landfill
625 Ford Mountain
PO Box 1229
Pikeville, KY 41502
(606) 631-4629 MSW
Rowan Local Sanitation of Rowan Co
300 Old
Phelps Road
PO Box 484
Morehead, KY40351-0484
(606) 784-6544 MSW
Scott Georgetown Landfill
493 Double Culvert RdGeorgetown, KY 40324
(502) 857-1863 MSW CDD
Trimble Valley View Landfill
9120 Sulphur Road
PO Box 3
Sulphur, KY 40070
(502) 743-5426 MSW CDD
Union Dozit Company Inc. Landfill
4075 State Route 360
Morganfield, KY 42437
(270) 822-4289 MSW

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