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Public Works & Assets Newsroom

Debris Dropoff Sites Open This Weekend

Friday March 6, 2009

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

Public Works crews have cleared some of the storm debris from sites used for storm debris dropoff last month, and will reopen those locations for more debris collection this weekend.

“The dropoff sites filled up fast when we had them open – now that we’ve cleared some space, we can reopen them for the weekend,” said Ted Pullen, director of Louisville Metro Public Works and Assets. “Opening these three sites for the weekend gives people another option for clearing their yards.”

The three dropoff sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8:

· 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 dropoff 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 dropoff 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.

No decisions have been made regarding whether the dropoff sites will be open again later. Pullen said that depended on a number of factors, including how quickly the sites fill up this weekend and the availability of extra crews to staff the sites.

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.