Waste Reduction Center

At the Waste Reduction Center, Louisville/Jefferson County residents can dispose of tires, large household items, metal, appliances, electronics, tree limbs and stumps up to three feet in diameter, unbagged yard waste (tree limbs, branches, leaves, etc.), and construction debris. Loads of shingles are not accepted; (small amounts from a shed or doghouse are acceptable). Concrete and brick are not accepted. Innovative Crushing & Aggregate will accept concrete, but not bricks. Outer Loop landfill will accept bricks. Try giving away first! Mulch and dirt are not accepted.

Residents may drop off up to 4 large household items, up to 4 passenger tires, and up to 3 electronic items per day for free. Loads of debris, more than the item limit, and businesses will be charged according to the Price List.. 

Residents with Metro waste collection services may schedule a Large Item Pickup for up to 4 eligible large items. 

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

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

NOTE: Trucks with trailers must arrive at least 15 minutes before closing. 

2024 Holiday closings: 
  • Saturday, January 13 - MLK, Jr Day observed, closed
  • Friday, May 3 - Oaks Day, closed at 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 4 - Derby Day, closed
  • Saturday, May 25 - Memorial Day observed, closed
  • Wednesday, June 19 - Juneteenth Freedom Day, closed
  • Thursday, July 4 - Independence Day, closed
  • Saturday, August 31 - Labor Day observed, closed
  • Wednesday, November 27 - day before Thanksgiving, closed at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving, closed
  • Friday, November 29 - day after Thanksgiving, closed
  • Saturday, November 30 - Saturday after Thanksgiving, closed at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve, closed at 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day, closed


Lawn Care For Cleaner Air Metro Solid Waste, in partnership with the Metro Air Pollution Control District, accepts gasoline, electric and human-powered lawn maintenance equipment and replacement batteries. (Up to 4 items accepted per day.) 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. 

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