Jan 16 2019 Seasonal shutdown of yard waste collection to begin

Yard waste collection season in the Urban Services District of Louisville will end after the January 19 collections. Regular yard waste collection will resume on April 1, 2019. During the suspension individual requests for collection may be made by calling Metro311 at 574-5000.

Those requests will be handled on an as needed basis rather than running crews fulltime on routes across the city.

Dec 19 2018 Christmas tree disposal options

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 Wednesday, 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 19 2018 Holidays waste collection schedule

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 2018 Leaf drop-off period extended

Louisville Metro leaf drop-off service, originally scheduled to end December 1, has been extended by three weeks.  Metro residents not mulching autumn leaves into their lawns or using curbside collection have the option to dispose of them at one of three drop-off sites through December 22.

Only loose leaves will be accepted. Containers used to bring leaves to the drop-off sites must be disposed of off-site by residents.

Leaf drop off sites:

Nov 16 2018 City announces free storm debris drop-off sites

Louisville Metro Public Works is providing free drop-off service for residential storm debris from Monday, November 19 through Saturday, December 1 at seven locations.

In addition, residents of the Urban Services District may set storm debris out with regular yard waste, if it is bundled with twine.

Oct 31 2018 Waste Reduction Center to close for two weeks

The Louisville Metro Waste Reduction Center will close for two weeks while repair work is done there beginning Monday, November 5, 2018. The facility, which offers drop-off disposal of large waste items at 636 Meriwether Avenue, will reopen on Tuesday November 20.

Oct 12 2018 Leaf drop off 2018

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 two drop-off sites beginning November 6 with a third site added November 20.

Oct 12 2018 Fall 2018 Free Paper Shredding Event

Louisville residents are invited to bring unneeded documents to be shredded and disposed of at a free event on November 3, 2018. Citizens can protect themselves from identify theft by bringing items to:

Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

1030 Phillips Lane

Saturday, November 3, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Aug 3 2018 Haz Bin expanding to five-day operation, up from two days

Haz Bin, Louisville’s household hazardous waste drop-off facility, will operate on a five days a week schedule beginning Tuesday, August 14. The facility is currently open only on Wednesday and Saturday. That's three additional days per week to safely dispose of such things as batteries, gasoline, solvents and other items that may be lingering in your basement or garage.

May 24 2018 No garbage collection on Memorial Day

There will be no residential garbage, bulky items, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Memorial Day, Monday May 28. Collection through the week will be delayed by one day because of the holiday.

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

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.