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October 16: Free Fall Junk Drop-Off Day

Monday September 26, 2005

Sunday, October 16, 2005 FREE Semi-Annual Bulk Waste and Junk Disposal at Landfill

Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced details of the city’s free, bulk waste and junk drop-off collection day to help residents with neighborhood fall cleanups. On Sunday, October 16, 2005, Louisville residents will be able to dispose of bulk waste items from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Waste Management Outer Loop Landfill, located at 2673 Outer Loop. More than 319 tons of junk were collected at this free service last fall.
 
Now is the time to get rid of bulky items not accepted by regular garbage collection; such as appliances, furniture and mattresses. Residents are asked to separate metal items from their other junk. The metal is recycled and saves valuable space in the landfill. Freon is also properly removed from appliances.
 
“This program is a great service to residents and it helps make our community a more attractive place to call home,” said Abramson. “This kind of opportunity helps the environment, and I’m pleased we can offer it at no cost to residents.”

Unacceptable items include yard waste (grass, limbs, leaves, etc.), hazardous materials, paint, tires and commercial trash.
 
Materials such as oil and lead-based paints, lawn fertilizers, batteries and household chemicals may be taken to Louisville Metro’s Household Hazardous Materials Collection Center, known as HAZ BIN, located at 7501 Grade Lane. The center is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. There is no charge for Louisville residents utilizing the HAZ BIN recycling and disposal services.

People who wish to dispose of bulk waste throughout the year may take up to three household items, at no charge, to the Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue. Hours of operation are Tuesday - Friday, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. T

he junk disposal day is a partnership between Louisville Metro Solid Waste Management and Waste Management of Kentucky.

For more information, residents may visit Louisville Metro's official website, www.loukymetro.org or phone MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000.