As an incorporated municipality, Bellewood offers an enhanced level of services that contributes to what, we feel, is an unparalleled sense of community and convenience.

Bellewood is served by the The St. Matthews Police Department and Louisville Metro Police.
St. Matthews Police Department – 502-893-9000
Louisville Metro Police – 502-574-5673
Emergencies – 911

Bellewood contracts coverage with the St. Matthews Fire Department.
The Department provides fire protection and EMS service at a rate of 10 cents/$100 property valuation.
Prevention – The Department will provide a free residential audit upon request.
Caution – open fires are prohibited in Jefferson County by Metro Ordinance
Emergencies – Dial 911

Rumpke provides garbage, yard waste and recycling services.
Garbage and yard waste pick-ups are on Tuesdays.
Recycling pick-ups are every other Tuesday.
On Holidays weekly schedule is bumped back one day.
Please call the Rumpke customer service line if you have any other questions or suggestions at 502-568-3800 or 1-800-678-6753.

Rumpke does not take:
Hazardous Waste*/Liquid Waste/Tires/Dead Animals/Any Burning or Smoldering Materials/Car parts in contact with Petroleum products/Batteries/Freon/Construction Materials/Items larger than 4 feet in length/All paint cans must be dried with lid off.

*Hazardous Materials (paints, liquids etc.) will be accepted at the Waste Management facility on Grade Lane.  This facility is open only of Wednesday and Saturday.  Call before to confirm – 502-574-7336

Rumpke does take:
Rumpke does collect junk items and yard waste on garbage pick-up days.
Junk items and Yard Waste must be segregated from other trash and placed at the curb.

Junk items Includes:  Couch/Chair/Table/Mattresses (one at a time)/Box Springs/Washer/Dryer/Hot Water Heater/Rugs Cut and Ties in 4ft Sections/Any item 50 lbs or under.

Yard waste includes: grass clippings, leaves, brush, branches and limbs (not over 6” in diameter).
Limbs and brush must be cut and tied in bundles no longer than 48” in length and 16” around.

Right of Way Maintenance
Streetlighting, signage, snow removal, paving are all city services.
To report needed maintenance contact Wayne Rudloff at 502-897-1140 or 502-396-0406 or

Franchise Authority
Your city licenses various public and private utilities to do business within the city based on city standards.
Please refer to Important Links section on this site to contact each franchisee directly regarding issues or concerns.

Property Maintenance/Regulations
Other than deed restrictions, the City generally defaults to Metro standards on property maintenance and activities.  More restrictive covenants may be in effect in certain cases.

CLICK HERE to access Bellewood’s Ordinance archive.