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Mayor Announces Free Spring Junk Drop-off Day

Tuesday March 13, 2007

Semi-annual Bulk Waste and Junk Disposal is Sunday, April 15

LOUISVILLE (March 13, 2007) – Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced details of the semi-annual junk disposal program to help residents with spring cleaning. The free drop-off day for Louisville residents is Sunday, April 15.

Residents can dispose of junk and bulk waste items from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Waste Management Outer Loop Landfill, 2673 Outer Loop. More than 500 residents took advantage of the free service lastFree Fall Residential Junk Drop-off spring and brought in over 263 tons of junk - 25 tons of the total collection were recycled.

“This program is a great service to residents and it helps make our community a more attractive place to call home,” Abramson said.

Citizens are able to dispose of bulky junk items not accepted by regular garbage collection; such as appliances, furniture and mattresses. The metal from appliances is recycled, which saves landfill space, and the Freon is properly removed to protect the environment. Residents participating in the program are asked to separate metal items from their other junk so they can be processed for recycling.

“The city is able to properly dispose of these items, and I’m pleased we can offer this service it at no cost to residents,” Abramson said.

Items that will not be accepted at the landfill include yard waste (grass, limbs, leaves, etc.), hazardous materials, paint, tires and commercial trash.

Materials such as oil and lead-based paints, lawn fertilizers, batteries and household chemicals can be taken to the Louisville Metro Household Hazardous Materials Collection Center, known as HAZ BIN, 7501 Grade Lane. The center is open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This service 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 Louisville Metro Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue, Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

For more information, residents may visit LouisvilleKy.gov/solidwaste or phone MetroCall at 311.