Feb 28 2018 Flood debris disposal options

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.

Jan 31 2018 Solid Waste Study Released

Following a two-year study that included multiple public meetings, a survey of residents and outreach to the Jefferson County League of Cities and private waste hauling businesses, a consulting report that assesses Louisville’s current solid waste management system has been finalized.

Jan 17 2018 Yard waste collection suspended

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.

Jan 12 2018 Waste collection delayed for King holiday week

There will be no garbage, junk, recycling or yard waste collection on Monday, January 15 within the Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.

Collection will resume Tuesday, January 16 and will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week. (Example: residents that have a Monday pickup will have collection on Tuesday.)

Dec 21 2017 Christmas tree disposal

Metro Public Works will provide curbside pickup of Christmas Trees within the Urban Services District (the old City of Louisville boundaries) after the holiday. Beginning Tuesday, December 26, residents with City curbside yard waste pickup may set their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection day. Trees must not be in plastic bags, and all decorations must be removed.

Dec 21 2017 Electronics recycling

Don’t throw away that old television, computers or other electronic device that’s you just replaced. Let Metro Public Works recycle those newly obsolete devices instead.

Free post-holiday electronics drop-off service is available at our Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Avenue. Drop-off will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on these three Saturdays: January 6, January 13 and January 20.

Dec 14 2017 Holidays to alter waste collection schedules

Solid waste collection services will be altered under the following schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks:

Garbage/yard waste/recycling

Dec 5 2017 Recycle latex paint through winter at Habitat ReStore

Drop off latex paint during business hours at the following locations:

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Locations (year round)

2777 S Floyd St, Louisville, KY 40209 

Tues - Fri: 10AM-6PM, Sat: 9AM-4PM

4044 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40220

Mon - Sat: 9AM-7PM, Sun: 12PM-6PM

1631 Rowan St, Louisville, KY 40203

Dec 1 2017 Leaf drop-off extended to December 9

While leaf drop-off service ends this Saturday, December 2, 2017 at two locations, it has been extended an additional week to December 9 at a third location. Metro residents not mulching autumn leaves into their lawns or using curbside collection have the option through December 9 to dispose of them at the Public Works Waste Reduction Center:

Public Works Waste Reduction Center

Nov 1 2017 Free tire disposal

Households and most businesses welcome

Here's your opportunity to get rid of those old worn out tires and keep them from housing mosquitoes and other pests, posing safety hazards or ending up in landfills, creeks, ditches and ravines. Bring them to the Louisville/Jefferson County Waste Tire Collection Event for free environmentally friendly disposal. 

Bring tires to 1030 Phillips Lane (at Fontaine Avenue)

Oct 20 2017 Free paper shredding and drug toss event

Louisville residents are invited to bring unneeded documents and prescription drugs to be shredded and disposed of at a free event on October 28, 2017. The Drug Toss/Shredding Event is a joint operation of Metro Public Works and Louisville Metro Police.

Citizens can protect themselves from identify theft and divert unused medications from the waste stream or misuse by bringing items to:

Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

Lot W Phillips Lane

Oct 19 2017 Leaf drop-off sites to open

Louisville Metro residents not mulching autumn leaves into their lawns or using curbside collection will have the option to dispose of them at one of three drop-off sites beginning November 7.

Oct 18 2017 Takeout food packaging added to curbside recycling

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that, effective tomorrow, food take-out containers have been added to the list of items that Louisville residents can dispose of in their curbside recycling carts.

That includes packaging from burgers, chicken, pizza, tacos and other to-go containers as well as drink cups.

Aug 24 2017 No garbage collection on Labor Day

There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Monday September 4, 2017 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Collection through the week will be delayed by one day beginning with the regular Monday pickups occurring on Tuesday.

Jul 18 2017 Earlier garbage collection due to extreme weather

Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) will be collected one hour earlier than usual for the balance of this week due to extreme weather conditions.