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Metro Newsroom

New Junk Pickup Dates Set for Urban Services District

Wednesday July 8, 2009

More dates to be announced in 2010

The Louisville Solid Waste Management department has announced new junk and bulk waste pickup dates for Urban Services District neighborhoods through the end of 2009. These dates reflect one cycle of junk pickup; the next round of collection dates will be announced in early 2010.

Citizens should note that the new dates reflect a set-out period of one weekend instead of a single date when pickup will begin. For example, residents with a set-out period of Sept. 25 through Sept. 27 may set out junk beginning the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 25 and must complete their set-out by Monday at 6 a.m. The junk will be collected beginning Monday, Sept. 28 and will run through Friday of the same week.

The new dates are available by using the “My Louisville” tool in the upper left corner of this page to enter an address to check for the junk pickup set-out date. Residents may also call MetroCall 311 to confirm the dates.

Junk pickups are for citizens in the Urban Services District (former City of Louisville limits). If your home is in the suburban services district, visit for information on alternatives to disposing of junk, including disposal at the Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Avenue or at one of the city’s semi-annual drop-offs.

Junk Pickup Guidelines

· Items must be set out by 6 a.m. on Monday of your collection week - no earlier than 4 p.m. on the Friday before your collection week.

· If your junk is not out when collection crews service your street, your items won’t be collected until your next scheduled collection.

· There is no limit to the number of items that may be set out, but all items must come from the household where they are set out.

· Small items must be bundled or put in plastic bags. Each bag or bundle must weigh less than 60 pounds. Do not use garbage cans or cardboard boxes. Material in cans or boxes will not be collected.

· Tree branches and brush no greater than 4 inches in diameter must be cut in four foot lengths and kept separate from other items because woody waste is collected by a special vehicle and recycled into compost.

· No more than four tires per residence.

· No dirt, gravel or construction or demolition debris such as wood, drywall, shingles, gutters, siding.

· No auto parts such as transmissions or engine blocks, batteries or body panels.

· No computer equipment. (See Electronics Recycling for environmentally friendly disposal)

· Appliances will be collected. Doors must be removed from refrigerators and freezers.

· No hazardous materials such as motor oil, batteries, paint, gasoline, antifreeze, pool chemicals or lawn chemicals. (See Household Hazardous Materials section for more information.)

· Persons who put out junk at times other than their regularly scheduled junk pickup week can be subject to civil penalties from $100 to $1000 per day per violation, as well as criminal prosecution and cost of cleanup.