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Responsible Recycling Event on Sat, May 10

Wednesday May 7, 2014

For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) announces the return of an event that will allow anyone in Louisville Metro to get rid of electronics no longer used or old furniture that is taking up storage space or all that paper stored in boxes you no longer need.

The Ninth District and the Energy Pros are once again hosting the One Stop Drop Responsible Recycling event on Saturday, May 10th.

“We had a tremendous response when this event debuted last year,” says Ward-Pugh. “The concept is simple, if there are things in your house that you have wanted to recycle or give away then you need to come see us on Saturday.”

The drop off begins at 9:00am and lasts until 12:30pm at the Louisville Water Tower park, home of the new Water Works Museum, 3005 River Road.

While the event is sponsored by the Ninth District, the drive-through is free for all residents of Louisville Metro.  It is a simple matter of driving up and dropping your items off at the appropriate vendor.  Businesses will not be allowed to participate at this event. 

A multitude of items will be accepted for recycling or reuse, including paper for shredding.

The following items will also be accepted:

·        CELL PHONES


·        CLOTHING

·        SHOES (new, used & worn out)

·        PERSONAL DOCUMENTS (shred on-site) Please no plastic bags.

·        HOUSEHOLD BUILDING SUPPLIES (no paints, solvents or oils)

·        HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE  (NO Mattresses)



·        HOUSEHOLD & HANDHELD ELECTRONICS (no printers taken at this location)

·        TV’s (any size)

·        BATTERIES (car/boat/cordless tools/ cell phone etc.)            

 “When you drop off your item you will get a chance to see how valuable these donations are to charitable organizations and others who are involved in sustainability and recycling,” says Ward-Pugh. “The things we no longer have use for might be just what someone else needs but can’t afford. And, of course, items are recycled or repurposed; we do our part to help the environment and our planet.”

Partnering with Ward-Pugh and the Energy Pros to collect items for recycling and reuse at the event are Habitat for Humanity Restore, RML Shredding, Catholic Charities, ECS Refining, WaterStep and Interstate All Battery Center.

Visit for more information, or contact Councilwoman Ward-Pugh’s office at 574-1109.  

Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9