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Johnson reminds residents there is no fall junk pick this year because of budget concerns

Friday October 16, 2009

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


Councilman Dan Johnson is reminding residents of District 21 not to place their junk out on the curb for pickup in the coming week because no pickup has been scheduled.

“There are many people who have not received the word that the fall junk pickup was cancelled because of budget concerns,” says Johnson. “My office has received many calls about junk which has not been collected. We have had to remind them about the situation.”

In an effort to balance a $27 million deficit, the fall junk pickup was one of many services cut from the Metro Government budget. The usual mailer reminding households about collection days was not printed this year because of budget concerns.

“The only alternative right now is the free junk drop off Metro Government will hold the on October 25th at the Waste Management Landfill on the Outer Loop,” says Johnson.

The Councilman says he is also concerned residents setting junk out that will not be collected may be subject to citations from Metro Government and not realize it. Regular junk collections will resume in January of 2010. Many will be able to learn specific dates for their area in December of 2009.

“That is why it is important that the message get out and people take care of their junk now, either through the free drop off or remember that junk collections for the year are over,” says Johnson.

For more information about the free junk drop off on October 25th, call Metro Call at 311.

Sponsor:
Dan Johnson (D) 21