Monday October 11, 2004
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced Louisville Metro’s free junk drop-off day – Sunday, October 31, 2004. Residents of Louisville Metro can take advantage of this opportunity to dispose of bulk waste items at the Waste Management Outer Loop Landfill, located at 2673 Outer Loop. Hours of operation for Sunday, October 31, are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Items accepted under this program include bulky junk items such as appliances, furniture, mattresses and other large items not accepted by regular garbage collection. Unacceptable items include yard waste (grass, limbs, leaves, etc.), hazardous materials, paint, tires and commercial trash. Residents are asked to separate metal items from their other junk.
“Metal items are recycled, and Freon is properly removed from appliances.” Abramson said. “Proper disposal promotes a healthy environment and I am pleased that, through the efforts of our Solid Waste Management Department, we’re able to offer this free service.”
Materials such as oil and lead-based paints, lawn fertilizers, batteries and household chemicals can be taken to Louisville Metro’s Household Hazardous Materials Collection Center, known as HAZ BIN, located at 7501 Grade Lane. Hours of operation are Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Residents who wish to dispose of bulk waste junk throughout the year, may take up to three household items at no charge to the Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue. Fall hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For further information, residents may phone MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000.