Mayor Announces Additional Drop-Off Site for Tree Debris from Storms; Centers Open This Sunday
Friday July 16, 2004
Responding to public need, Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced the opening of a second location for homeowners to drop off tree debris free of charge. Louisville Metro Public Works facility at 595 Hubbards Lane, just off Brownsboro Road, will open for tree debris drop-off tomorrow to help better deal with the high volume of people using the drop-off site at the Louisville Metro Solid Waste Management Center at 600 Meriweather Avenue.
More than 1,300 pick-up truck loads of tree debris has been dropped off at the Meriweather Avenue location, which will be open tonight until 8 p.m., since Abramson announced the free service on Wednesday.
“We’ve seen a tremendous response from citizens to this service because there’s such a great need,” Abramson said. “A second drop-off location will help us serve even more people.”
The tree debris will be chopped and ground, turning it into compost and mulch for recycling. Both drop-off locations will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sites will be closed Sunday and Monday, allowing crews time to remove the tons of downed trees.
Both sites will be open Tuesday through Saturday through Aug. 14. The Meriweather Avenue center will be open from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The Hubbards Lane facility will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The service is open to Louisville residents. No vehicles larger than pick-ups or commercial contractors will be allowed to use the free drop-off service.
Urban Service District residents can bundle limbs less than 6 inches in diameter and 4 feet long for regular yard waste collection. USD residents can call MetroCall at 311 to request pick up of larger tree debris (up to 18 inches in diameter and 8 feet long). However, it may take 30 days to fulfill all requests.