In accordance with LMCO 51.405 (B) (5), the guidelines for acceptable recycling materials in the Urban Services District curbside program are listed below.
Please recycle only the following items:
Newspaper, magazines, mail, cups, and flattened cardboard.
Empty food and beverage containers.
Empty kitchen, laundry, bath bottles and containers.
Empty bottles and jars.
Empty metal cans, foil pans and wrap.
Please note: Rules for some plastic and metal items may differ if your recycling is not collected by Metro Solid Waste, Republic Services, Waste Management of KY, Eco Tech, or Hometown Hauling. Check with your recycling company or contact Karen Maynard if you have questions.
Use the Recycle Coach What Goes Where? Search Tool to find out the best way to dispose of anything!
WHAT ABOUT PAINT, LIGHT BULBS, AND BATTERIES?
For hard to dispose items such as paint, cooking oil, light bulbs, and batteries, visit our special program page.
WHAT ABOUT PLASTIC BAGS?
Plastic bags, outer package wrapping, bubble wrap, and more can be recycled at participating retail stores. Check out Kroger's list of accepted items at their store drop-off containers!
WHAT ABOUT STYROFOAM?
Although used Styrofoam food containers are NOT accepted in Louisville's recycling program, you may drop off large Styrofoam packaging blocks for recycling at Foam Fabricators.
- MUST be clean
- Free of tape, stickers, or labels
- May NOT have been used for food
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.