Flood debris disposal options

February 28, 2018

With flood waters receding across Louisville, attention turns now to the cleanup effort. Metro Public Works today announced the following services are available for disposing of flood-damaged household items.

Jefferson County residents may drop off residential flood debris at any of seven sites Thursday March 1 through Saturday March 24.  Six of the drop-off locations will be open Thursday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Waste Reduction Center will be open for debris drop-off Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The free service is available for residents of Jefferson County only and it does not include commercial haulers. No yard waste or construction debris other than flood-damaged drywall and insulation will be accepted. Electronics must be separated from other items. To qualify for the free drop-off residents must present the attendant with two forms of identification verifying Louisville residency.

If a citizen hires an individual or business to remove debris, the citizen must accompany the hauler to the drop-off center or provide the hauler with the same two forms of identification to present at the facility.


Drop-off sites Thursday March 1 thru Saturday March 24 as follows:

Thursday – Saturday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Bethany Lane

10500 Lower River Road at Bethany Lane


Newburg Community Center

4810 Exeter Ave 40218


Outer Loop Recycling Center

7201 Outer Loop 40228

(Highveiw parking lot in rear)


Dixie Recycling Center

7219 Dixie Hwy 40258


Charlie Vettiner Park

5550 Charlie Vettiner Park Rd 40299


Hubbards Lane Recycling Center

595 Hubbards Ln. 40207


Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Waste Reduction Center
636 Meriwether Avenue 


Pickup service in Metro Council districts


Residents who cannot drop off debris may request pickup service. Pickup requests must be made by telephone or email no later than 5 p.m. on March 9 to 574-3571 ext. 0 or swmd@louisvilleky.gov.

This service is for flood-damaged items only. Any other items set out will not be collected. Electronics must be separated from other items set out for collection. Requested pickups will be performed according to the following Metro Council district based schedule:

flood debris district collection