Junk and Bulk Trash Disposal
Large Household Items
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.
Washers, dryer, stoves, hotwater tanks, bicycles, bed frames, etc. (No refrigerators or other items containing or once containing coolant.)
Up to 4 tires per household. Must be separate from other items.
All items must come from household where they are set out.
Items NOT accepted 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.)
Yard Waste & Tree Trunks
Use weekly Yard Waste collection for limbs and tree trimmings, follow Yard Waste guidelines. Yard waste not meeting those guidlines can be disposed of at the Waste Reduction Center (fees apply).
Recycle TVs and other electronic devices at 636 Meriwether Avenue. See list of accepted items.
Motor oil, batteries, paint, gasoline, antifreeze, light bulbs, or chemicals. Drop off at HazBin, 7501 Grade Lane.
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).
Including boats, motorcycles, and mopeds.
Plan ahead for disposal!
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.