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Abramson Announces Free Spring Junk Drop-Off Day

Wednesday April 16, 2008

Junk Disposal Day is Sunday, April 20 at Landfill

Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced details of the city’s free, semi-annual bulk waste and junk drop-off collection day to help residents with spring cleanups in their homes and neighborhoods.

On Sunday, April 20, 2008 Louisville residents may drop off bulk waste items from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Waste Management Outer Loop Landfill, 2673 Outer Loop. More than 362 tons of junk were collected at this free service last fall, and 29 tons were recycled.

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 partnership allows our residents to dispose of unwanted junk and clutter in an appropriate and responsible way, and helps make our community a more attractive place to call home,” Abramson said.

Unacceptable items 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 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 recycling and disposal services.

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 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

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