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Junk Drop-off Day Springs Up

Friday March 25, 2005

Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced details of a free program to help residents with spring cleaning. Louisville Metro’s junk drop-off day will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2005. Residents of our hometown can “spring into action” and dispose of bulk waste items at the Waste Management Outer Loop Landfill, located at 2673 Outer Loop. Hours of operation for Sunday, April 17, are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 900 citizens took advantage of the free service last spring.

Now is the time to get rid of bulky junk items not accepted by regular garbage collection; such as appliances, furniture, and mattresses. The metal from appliances is recycled and the Freon is properly removed. Residents also are asked to separate metal items from their other junk. The metal is recycled and saves valuable space in our landfill. Unacceptable items include yard waste (grass, limbs, leaves, etc.), hazardous materials, paint, tires and commercial trash.

“This program is a great service to residents and it helps make our community a more attractive place to call home,” said Mayor Abramson. “This kind of opportunity helps the environment and I’m pleased we can offer it at no cost to residents.”

Materials such as oil and lead-based paints, lawn fertilizers, batteries and household chemicals can be taken to Louisville Metro’s Household Hazardous Materials Collection Center, known as HAZ BIN, located at 7501 Grade Lane. Hours of operation are Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is also free for Louisville residents.

Residents, who wish to dispose of bulk waste junk throughout the year, may take up to three household items at no charge to the Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue. Spring hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

For more information, residents may phone MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000.