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Public Works & Assets Newsroom

Debris Drop-off Sites Open This Weekend

Wednesday April 1, 2009

Sites open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Public Works crews will again open three locations for storm debris drop-off this weekend.

“Thousands of residents have used our free drop-off sites in recent weeks,” said Ted Pullen, director of Louisville Metro Public Works and Assets. “We’re pleased that we can open them again and give people another option for clearing their yards.”

The three free sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5:

  • Hubbards Lane Public Works Facility, 595 Hubbards Lane
  • Meriwether Public Works Facility, 600 Meriwether Ave.
  • Behind the Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway (enter off St. Andrews Church Drive)

The sites are open to private citizens only; no businesses or contractors. Residents may drop off tree debris only; building materials, such as shingles, fencing and siding, will not be accepted.

The three sites will be staffed to help direct traffic. Residents wishing to dispose of debris after Sunday should use the Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether.

Meanwhile, multiple agencies, including Public Works, Solid Waste Management, Metro Parks, MSD, and the Louisville Water Company, have dedicated crews of 3-5 workers each to curbside debris pickup. Currently, 24 crews are working throughout the city; crews are working 10-hour shifts, six days a week, with the option of working on Sundays.