Junk and Bulk Trash Disposal


Jefferson County residents may drop off up to three large household items at the Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue for FREE. (Examples: appliance, matteress, sofa, etc.) Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Curbside Collection
Large items are collected 3 times a year in the Urban Services DistrictWhat can I set out?
Find your set out dates and sign up for reminders on the Recycle Coach app! Watch this tutorial video if you need help.  Recycle Coach

If you live outside of the Urban Services District, contact your waste hauler for information about large item collection.

If you live in our Neighborhood Cleanliness Pilot area in Smoketown/Shelby Park, use the scheduling system. See map and more information at Louisvilleky.gov/KeepLouisvilleClean

Accepted Items for Large Item Collection 

Furniture & Household Items

Couch, chair, table, buffet, bed, dresser, box spring, mattress, floor lamp, crib, playhouses, carpet roll, etc.

Furniture itemMattressCarpet
Metal Items

Washers, dryer, stoves, hotwater tanks, bicycles, bed frames, etc.


Up to 4 tires per household. Keep separate from other items.

Tree Trimmings

Branches no more than 4 inches diameter or 4 feet long, tied into bundles. (Use weekly yard waste collection when possible.)

Bundled sticks
All items must come from household where they are set out.

Please recycle TVs and other electronics at the Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue. Electronics Recycling


Items NOT accepted in Large Item Collection

Construction & Demolition Waste

Lumber, drywall, cabinets, concrete, dirt, roofing material, etc. 


Tree Trunks & Unbundled Yard Waste

Tree StumpYard waste not bundled

Hazardous Waste

Motor oil, batteries, paint, gasoline, antifreeze, light bulbs, or chemicals. Drop off at HazBin, 7501 Grade Lane.

Household Hazardous Waste

Loose, Small Items

Dispose in weekly garbage or recycling collection.


Automotive Parts

Including boats, motorcycles, and mopeds.