Junk and Bulk Trash Disposal

Large Household Items

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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, 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, 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.) 


Tree Trunks & Unbundled Yard Waste
These items can be disposed of at the Waste Reduction Center (fees apply).

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.


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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?Remodeling

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.