Yard waste collection suspended

January 17, 2018

Yard waste collection in the Urban Services District of Louisville Metro (the former City of Louisville boundaries) is now on seasonal shutdown. Regular collection on yard waste routes is suspended until March 12.

Seasonal suspension of yard waste collection was done on a two-week trial basis in 2017 and found to be successful. Because of that success, yard waste collection will go on seasonal shutdown annually from January 1 until the middle of March.

The shutdown is possible because yard waste collection volumes are very low in the winter months. It allows Metro Public Works to direct additional resources to the effort to clear our streets and roads, including interstate highways, of litter in advance of spring along with other solid waste activities.

During the suspension period, citizens should not put yard waste out for collection. Any yard waste problems should be reported as usual to MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000. Those calls will be handled on an as needed basis rather than running crews fulltime on routes across the city.