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Large Household Items

Jefferson County residents may drop off up to three large household items at the Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue for FREE. (Examples: appliance, mattress, 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 if you need help:
 
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.
Torn up chair
Old mattress
Old roll of carpet

Metal Items
Washers, dryer, stoves, hot water tanks, bicycles, bed frames, etc. (No refrigerators or other items containing or once containing coolant.)
Old metal appliance (not containing Freon)

Tires

Up to 4 tires per household. Must be separate from other items.
Waste tires


 

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

 

Items NOT accepts in Large Item Collection

Small items - loose, bagged or boxed
Dispose in weekly garbage or recycling collection.
 
Construction & Demolition Waste

Lumber, drywall, cabinets, roofing material, toilets, sinks, flooring, etc. These items can be disposed of at the Waste Reduction Center (fees apply).

Concrete, bricks, and rocks. These items can be disposed of at a facility specializing in this type of waste. (The Waste Reduction Center does NOT accept concrete, bricks, or rock.) 

Roof Shingles
Wood waste, lumber

 

Yard Waste & Tree Trunks 
Use weekly Yard Waste collection for limbs and tree trimmings, follow Yard Waste guidelines. Yard waste not meeting those guidelines can be disposed of at the Waste Reduction Center (fees apply).
Tree Stump
Yard waste not bundled properly

 

Stick bundle
Electronics
Recycle TVs and other electronic devices at 636 Meriwether Avenue. See list of accepted items
Electronics
 
Hazardous Waste
Motor oil, batteries, paint, gasoline, antifreeze, light bulbs, or chemicals. Drop off at HazBin, 7501 Grade Lane.

 

Household hazardous waste
 
Items containing or once containing coolant
Refrigerators, air conditioners, and other items containing or once containing coolant. Drop off these items at the Waste Reduction Center (up to 3 can be dropped off for free).

 

Automotive Parts

Including boats, motorcycles, and mopeds.

 

 

Plan ahead for disposal!

Someone demolishing a wall

Renovating or remodeling? Don't start the demolition process until you make a plan for disposing of the resulting debris. Construction and demolition debris are prohibited by ordinance in Louisville garbage and large item collection. Collection crews will mark the material and leave a notice at the residence. So, what can you do with construction debris?

One option for disposing of construction and demolition debris is to haul it to our Waste Reduction Center on Meriwether Avenue. Fees are variable depending on volume. More information and a fee schedule are available here.

A second option for large volumes of debris is to hire a hauling company. Often, a pickup truck can get the job done in a single trip. For even larger volumes, some hauling companies will drop off a large dumpster at your home and then retrieve it after you're done filling it.

 

 

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