Use the Recycle Coach What Goes Where? Search Tool to find out the best way to dispose of anything!
For hard to dispose items such as paint, cooking oil, light bulbs, and batteries, visit our special program page.
Louisville's single-stream recycling program (curbside or drop off locations) accepts these items:
Flattened cardboard, paper containers & cups, milk, juice cartons, newspaper/inserts, phone books, magazines,
junk mail, and office paper.
Plastic bottles, cups, & containers (empty, lids attached). No Styrofoam or plastic shopping bags.
Glass bottles & jars (empty, lids removed). No window glass or ceramics.
Steel & aluminum bottles/cans, foil containers & wrap (empty)
Please note: Rules for some plastic and metal items may differ if your recycling is not collected by Metro Solid Waste. Check with your recycling company or contact Karen Maynard if you have questions.
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 recyclable in our region, Foam Fabricators accepts large Styrofoam packaging blocks for recycling.
- MUST be clean
- Free of tape, stickers, or labels
- May NOT have been used for food
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.