2019 Responsible Recycling Event

It’s an opportunity to clean out the garage, the attic, and the basement of those things that have been collecting dust over the years and get them to a place where someone else might be able to use them, or where they can be safely disposed.

Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9) announces the Annual Responsible Recycling Event set for Saturday May 18th between 9:30am and 12:30pm at the Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.

The Free Responsible Recycling Event is open to all Louisville Metro residents.  It is easy to participate. Just gather what you would like to recycle, then drive up and drop your items off at the appropriate vendor.  Businesses will not be allowed to participate at this event. A multitude of items will be accepted for recycling, reuse, or safe disposal, including paper for shredding, Haz Bin items and old, expired and unused medications.

The following items will also be accepted:


  • BATTERIES - Rechargeable ONLY.
  • BOOKS - Friends of the Library will be onsite to collect GENTLY used books (hardbacks & paperbacks, NO magazines).
  • COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS - Genie Recycling will be on-site collecting monitors, terminals, computer towers, laptops, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, keyboard/ mice, cables & wires, phones, iPads, small electronics, VHS/DVD players, stereo, etc.
  • DRUG DISPOSAL - LMPD will be onsite for safe collection of unused and expired medications.
  • HANDHELD ELECTRONICS - cell phones, cell phone accessories, iPods, tablets, MP3 players.
  • MEDICAL SURPLUS ITEMS - walkers, wheelchairs, orthopedic items, diabetic supplies, ace bandages, gauze pads, canes, etc.
  • SHOES - WaterStep will be on-site collecting new and gently used shoes. Must be dry and free of mold
  • SHREDDING - All Shred will be on-site to securely shred paper documents ONLY. Please put documents in paper bags for shredding. 
  • USED COOKING OIL - OilTech will be collecting used cooking oil. Oil must be free of food particles.

Please note, TVs will not be accepted this year onsite, but may be recycled at the Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue.

Click here for a flyer with additional vendor information.

Visit www.louisvilleky.gov/district9 for more information, or contact Councilman Hollander’s office at 574-1109.


3005 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206
Kyle Ethridge
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Complete list of event date(s)
05/18/2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm