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.

Apr 5 2018 New city mowers run cleaner, cheaper and quieter

Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled eleven new propane powered mowers that have replaced worn out gasoline mowers. The propane mowers will run cleaner, cheaper and quieter than gasoline mowers.

Mar 8 2018 Pothole Blitz 2018 Underway

Mayor Greg Fischer today helped launch the 2018 Pothole Blitz being conducted by Louisville Metro’s Department of Public Works. Department crews work across the city in a grid pattern in a concentrated effort each year to patch potholes created by the repeated freeze-thaw cycles of winter.

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.

Feb 14 2018 City to begin converting 3rd Street from one-way to two-way
The conversion of portions of Third Street from one-way to two-way will begin with prep work the week of February 19 and completion targeted for early March (weather permitting). This conversion project also includes repaving of the street.     
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 20 2017 New Public Works Operations Center open

Mayor Greg Fischer cut the ribbon today for the grand opening of a new Metro Public Works Operations Center designed  to improve efficiency by centralizing operations from three separate locations into one site.

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 16 2017 Louisville is ready for winter weather

Joined by the 265-member Louisville Metro Snow Team, Mayor Greg Fischer declared today that the city is battle ready for winter 2017-18. The declaration came after the Snow Team spent hours working through a mock snow event that included driving all road treatment routes.