Seasonal Programs

2023 Winter Yard Waste Schedule

Since the amount of yard waste generated is far less in the winter, the schedule is adjusted for a more efficient collection. From mid-January to mid-March yard waste will be collected EVERY OTHER WEEK on the opposite week of recycling. Residents do NOT need to make a request for yard waste collection. The Recycle Coach calendar has been adjusted and residents can view their calendar and set reminders using the app. 

During the weeks without yard waste collection, all Louisville residents are invited to drop off yard waste for FREE at the Waste Reduction Center. Yard waste must be bagged and bundled according to curbside collection rules. Accepted material includes leaves, twigs, straw, pine needles, shrubbery trimmings, Christmas trees, and branches and tree trimmings that are less than 2 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet long. Material may be in reusable containers, in paper or compostable bags, or bundled for easy off-loading. (Businesses and unbundled loads will be charge a fee as usual.)

Residential yard waste will only be accepted for free during the weeks of January 24, February 7, February 21, and March 7. Regular weekly yard waste collection will resume the week of March 13. 


Christmas Tree Drop-Off 

Starting Tuesday, December 27, 2022 Christmas tree drop-off sites will be available for all Louisville/Jefferson County residents at three locations. All lights and ornaments should be removed from trees before they are dropped off.

Christmas tree vendors may recycle their unsold trees on Tuesday, December 27 only, and only at the Hubbard Lane site.

The Hubbards Lane site will also offer free mulch from the trees - bring your own container. 

Locations & Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Waste Reduction Center closes at 3 p.m. on Saturdays)

December 27, 2022 - January 28, 2023

All locations will be closed on Saturdays, December 31 and January 14 for holidays. 

  • East District Recycling Location, 595 N Hubbards Lane
  • Public Works Yard, 10500 Lower River Road (enter from Bethany Lane)
  • Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue


Fall Leaf Drop-Off

Metro Public Works offers free leaf drop-off service seasonally. Fall 2023 dates and locations to be determined.


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