No garbage, recycling or yard waste pickup on Labor Day

August 15, 2019

There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019. All households affected by this change will return to normal collection the following week on Monday, September 9, 2019. All other households should set out garbage, recycling or yard waste on their normal collection day of the week. There will not be a one-day delay.

This “no collection-no delay” holiday is a change from the traditional one-day delay during holiday weeks. The change is a cost saving measure due citywide budget cuts that went into effect on July 1, 2019.

Residents are encouraged to utilize the free recycling drop-off locations to mitigate the loss of holiday pickup. A map of the locations and hours can be found here.

Residents who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules.

Automatic reminders to help residents keep track of collection schedules are available through the free Recycle Coach app available in the App Store and in Google Play. Printable schedule information is also available on the Public Works disposal calendar and alerts webpage.

The Recycle Coach app offers:

  • A free personalized collections calendar for each subscriber
  • Automatic email/text reminders for
    • Garbage day
    • Recycling/yard waste day
    • Large item/junk collection
    • Street sweeping
  • Where/how to dispose of hazardous waste and other items
  • Recycling tips