What We Do

Our Commitment

Republic Services is committed to being a good neighbor in the communities we serve. Benson Valley Landfill is devoted to operating with environmental practices and policies that are good for our customers, local businesses and residents. Our local team of environmental managers, engineers and scientists ensures that the long-term management of the Landfill materials is regenerative to the planet.


Benson Valley Landfill is operated in a manner designed to protect public health and the environment. We regularly monitor and report our activities to the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, and we strive to meet or exceed all state and federal regulations. All waste is disposed of within the boundary of a constructed landfill area that has been engineered to protect the environment and meets all federal, state and local regulations. There are many environmental protection systems at Benson Valley Landfill.

Benson Valley Landfill collects and safely destroys over 650-million cubic feet of methane each year preventing additional greenhouse gases from entering the air in Central Kentucky. This helps keep the air clean and prevents over 34,000- tons of CO2 equivalent from entering the atmosphere.

The Benson Valley Landfill team takes multiple steps to protect the environment. All waste is screened to ensure unacceptable waste is not accepted, and our standard operating procedures are designed to exceed DEP standards. Nearly 430 acres of the Benson Valley Landfill property are dedicated to non-landfill operations.

Benson Valley Landfill is currently enhancing its methane extraction infrastructure to prepare for future green energy partners. The facility can currently provide over 31-Million BTUs/hr of energy that will be available for more than 40 years based on current waste tonnage.


We service 43 collection routes throughout Central Kentucky.

Collection process

Waste is carefully compacted and covered daily to limit wind-blown debris and odors, and create a stable engineered hill.

Landfill process