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Abramson Announces Free Junk Drop-off Day, Sunday October 17

Tuesday October 12, 2010

Items, including appliances and furniture, accepted at Outer Loop 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 fall cleanups in their homes and neighborhoods.

On Sunday, October 17, Louisville residents may drop off bulk waste items from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Waste Management Outer Loop Landfill, 2673 Outer Loop. More than 350 tons of junk were collected at this free service when it was last held in October.

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,” Abramson said.

Unacceptable items include yard waste (grass, limbs, leaves, etc.), hazardous materials, paint, tires and commercial trash.

Computers, televisions and other electronics are also not accepted.

They may be dropped off at the Meriwether Waste Reduction Center for CyberCycle, Louisville Metro Government’s electronics recycling program. The Meriwether facility’s hours are listed below.

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 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 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 3 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, visit www.LouisvilleKy.gov or phone MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000.