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Mayor Greg Fischer Newsroom

One Free Drop-off Site Will Remain Open Until Further Notice

Friday September 18, 2009

Note: Those affected by the severe flooding of August 4th have until Oct. 13, 2009, to apply for disaster aid. More information, click here.

One free drop-off site for flood-damaged items remains open

The old Phillip Morris site at 18th and Broadway will remain open daily from 12 to 8 p.m. until further notice.

Residents have disposed of more than 10,000 truckloads of flood-damaged items, more than 1,800 tons, at the free drop-off sites since they opened.

Acceptable flood damaged items include:

  • Furniture
  • Carpeting
  • Clothing
  • Appliances (there will be a special dumpster for appliances with Freon, such as refrigerators and air conditioning units)

Unacceptable items include:

  • Yard waste and tree limbs
  • Construction materials
  • Tires
  • Raw garbage

No contractors will be allowed to dump items at the free drop-off sites. Commercial vehicles, vehicles larger than a pickup truck or those with trailers larger than 8 feet will not be allowed on the sites. License plates will be verified for residency; no out of town vehicles will be allowed to visit these sites.

Those affected by the flooding are still cleaning up.

People wishing to volunteer to help with the cleanup should call Metro United Way at 292-6107. People who need cleanup assistance should call MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000.

No Citations or Fines for Flood Debris on Curbs
Louisville Metro Solid Waste crews are clearing flood-damaged property from curbsides in the most heavily damaged areas as part of the city’s on-going junk pick-up routes. The effort will take several weeks, but flood-damaged debris will be removed free of charge for those who cannot transport it to drop-off sites.

Louisville Metro Government crews and Metro United Way volunteers are making targeted collections of flood-damaged property outside the junk pick-up routes.

Abramson reminded residents again that no citations or fines will be issued for items placed for curbside pickup. Some homeowners may have worried about being fined for setting out flood debris.

Residents may check their regular junk pickup schedule by visiting or by calling MetroCall 311.

Federal Government's FEMA Program is Providing Flood Aid
Residents affected by the August 4 flooding can apply to the federal government for assistance.

Learn more. En Español.