Pop-Up Drop-Off Waste Disposal Events

Pop-Up Drop-Offs are free recycling and large item disposal events for residents of Jefferson County. 

2023 Pop-Up Drop-Off Schedule 
All events are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on a Saturday
March 18

Louisville Metro Fleet Services, 3515 Newburg Rd

April 1 Sun Valley Park, 10401 Lower River Rd/Ashby Lane Baptist, 6617 Ashby Ln
May 20 Fern Creek High/Elementary, 8815 Ferndale Rd
June 24 Doss High, 7601 St Andrews Church Rd 
July 22 Louisville Metro Fleet Services, 3515 Newburg Rd
August 26 UofL Shelby Campus, 440 N Whittington Pkwy
September 16 Sun Valley Park, 10401 Lower River Rd/Ashby Lane Baptist, 6617 Ashby Ln
October 21 Shawnee Park
November 18 UofL Shelby Campus, 440 N Whittington Pkwy




Pop-Up Drop-Off

Accepted Items: 

  • JUST ADDED! Gently used shoes will be collected for WaterStep - every 3 pairs of shoes collected provides safe water for 1 person for life!
  • Up to 3 electronic items (recycled)
  • Metal & appliances - no refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers or any items containing Freon (recycled) 
  • Up to 4 passenger tires (recycled)
  • Household recyclables, follow curbside rules (recycled)
  • Yard waste, follow curbside rules, wooden pallets (composted)
  • Large household items (landfilled) 
  • Documents for shredding (recycled)
  • Prescription medication (disposed properly)

Items must already be separated into categories for easy off-loading so as much can be recycled as possible.

Not Accepted:

  • Garbage, loose debris (use curbside garbage collection or take to landfill)
  • Concrete, bricks, rocks
  • Construction debris (take to Waste Reduction Center, fees apply)
  • Refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, or items containing Freon (take to Waste Reduction Center or metal recycling facility)
  • Latex paint (disposal information)
  • Batteries, light bulbs, oil-based paint, varnishes, stains, and other household hazardous waste (take to Haz Bin)
  • Tree trunks  
  • Boats, hot tubs
  • Items from businesses
  • Trailers greater than 10 feet in length (larger loads can be taken to the Waste Reduction Center)
Detailed list of acceptable items in each category (Every possible item is not listed, so use this list as a guide.)
What are Pop-Up Drop-Off events?

Pop-Up Drop-Off events are recycling and large item disposal events free to residents of Jefferson County. They are funded through a partnership between the Department of Public Works, the Louisville/Jefferson County Waste Management District, and Metro Council. 

How often do the events occur?

The events are once per month, generally March – November.

What types of items can residents drop off?

Residents can drop off large household items/bulky waste, up to 3 electronic devices, scrap metal, bundled yard waste, up to 4 tires, household recyclables, prescription medication (collected on site by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department), and documents for shredding (shredded on site by a vendor).

How much of the material is recycled?

All items are recycled except the bulky waste and the prescription medication, which is incinerated. Historically, all bulky waste from “junk drop-off” events was sent to the landfill. The Pop-Up Drop-Off events are different because residents must separate their loads into the various categories. By setting up the events this way, much of the material can be recycled and kept out of the landfill. In 2022, 46.8% of the material dropped off was diverted from the landfill.

These events are sponsored by: 

Department of Public Works and Assets (Louisville/Jefferson County Waste Management District in partnership with Solid Waste Management Services Division) and Metro Council.

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