Waste Reduction Center

At the Waste Reduction Center, Louisville/Jefferson County residents can dispose of tires, household bulk waste such as metals, appliances, electronics, tree limbs and stumps up to three feet in diameter, unbagged yard waste, construction debris, and furniture.

The Waste Reduction Center is located at 636 Meriwether Avenue, but the ENTRANCE IS ON BLAND STREET

Waste Reduction Center Route map

Up to three household bulk items per day may be dropped off at no charge. Bulk loads or drop-offs exceeding three items will be charged according to the fee schedule.  

Examples of single items

  • Up to 4 passenger tires*
  • One appliance
  • One large household item such as mattress, box spring, sofa or chair

*No more than 4 tires will be accepted for free drop-off at one time regardless of the number of other items

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appointments available Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Click here for fees on bulk loads or drop-offs exceeding three items. 

From March thru September, Metro Solid Waste, in partnership with the Metro Air Pollution Control District, accepts gasoline, electric and human-powered lawn maintenance equipment and replacement batteries.  Rebate vouchers are issued as proof of recycling so participants can receive the larger bonus rebate instead of the standard rebate when the vouchers are used for electric or human  powered. 


What are My Other Options? Junk and Bulk Waste Drop-Off - Once a Year at the Landfill on Grade Lane

A free junk and bulk waste drop-off day is provided for households in the Louisville Metro area once a year. While this junk drop-off is primarily intended to service residents in the Suburban Areas without regular curbside junk collection, it is open to all residents of Louisville Metro.

A public notice on this website will be given well in advance of the drop-off date, which usually occurs on a Sunday.

The program accepts bulky junk items such as appliances, furniture, mattresses, etc. Metal items are separated and recycled, and Freon® is properly removed from appliances.

The drop-off program will not accept:

Tires
Propane Cylinders
Fire Extinguishers
Liquids
Hazardous Waste (See Household Hazardous Materials section for more information.)
Computer Monitors
Yard Waste