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Large Household Items

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Large Household Items

Jefferson County residents may drop off up to four 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


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.
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Metal Items
Washers, dryer, stoves, hot water tanks, bicycles, bed frames, etc. (No refrigerators or other items containing or once containing coolant.)
Image of a washing machine.


Up to 4 tires per household. Must be separate from other items.
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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, toilets, sinks, flooring, etc. These items can be disposed of at the Waste Reduction Center (fees apply). Beginning August 30, 2022 the Waste Reduction Center will no longer accept loads of shingles. They can be recycled at River Road Shingle Recycling, 3402 Vogt Avenue or Kentucky Roof to Road LLC, 4675 Melton Avenue.

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


Recycle TVs and other electronic devices at 636 Meriwether Avenue. 
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 4 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 size of vehicle or trailer. 

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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