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Free Leaf Dropoff Begins Nov. 12

Tuesday November 5, 2013

Locations will provide citizens with more options for leaf disposal

Citizens will have three options for dropping off fall leaves at no cost, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

The free leaf drop-off service by Metro Public Works will run from Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Saturday, Dec. 7. The drop off sites will be closed Sundays and Mondays. The service will also not be available on Thanksgiving (Nov. 28) and the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29).

The leaf drop-off sites and schedule:


  • 10500 Lower River Road
    (corner of Bethany Lane)
    Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • East District Public Works Yard
    595 Hubbards Lane
    Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Waste Reduction Center
    636 Meriwether Avenue
    Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Only loose leaves will be accepted. All containers and bags must be emptied and the bags disposed of off-site.

The leaves are turned into compost and used for mulching projects throughout Louisville.

For more information, call MetroCall 311 or visit