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Free Junk Drop-off Event May 20th

Tuesday May 15, 2012

This weekend citizens are encouraged to take advantage of the city’s free bulk waste and junk drop-off event on Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Waste Management Outer Loop Landfill, 2673 Outer Loop.

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 other junk. The metal is recycled and saves valuable space in the landfill. Freon is also properly removed from appliances.

“This free service allows citizens to do a little, or maybe a lot, of spring cleaning and then dispose of unwanted junk and clutter in an appropriate and responsible way,” Mayor Greg Fischer said.

Unacceptable items include yard waste (grass, limbs, leaves, etc.), hazardous materials, paint, tires and commercial trash.

In previous years, junk drop-off days have been scheduled in the spring and fall. Due to decreased participation, there will only be a spring junk drop-off event scheduled for 2012.

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 at 636 Meriwether Avenue. Hours of operation are Tuesday - Friday, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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 services.

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

Dial MetroCall 311 for more information.