About Solid Waste Management

Welcome to the Louisville Metro Public Works & Assets, Solid Waste Management Division

We offer a variety of services that make waste disposal both convenient and environmentally sound. We provide garbage, yard waste, recycling and junk collection in the Urban Services District and promote waste reduction and recycling throughout Louisville Metro.  Private waste haulers, regulated by the Metro Waste Management District, provide household waste removal in the Suburban Areas.

We are governed by the Louisville Metro Solid Waste Ordinance (pdf) and enforce the provisions contained therein.  Our division provides direct services to the citizens of Louisville Metro and supports many department, agency and neighborhood functions with our personnel and equipment.

In addition, the department is an integral part of the Louisville Metro Snow Removal Program and is responsible for some 700 miles of roadway in the Urban Services District.

Garbage is collected and delivered to the local landfills. Grass, leaves and other yard waste are collected separately from garbage and delivered to a local compost facility.

Recyclables are collected at curbside in the urban area as well as staffed and unstaffed drop-off sites located throughout Louisville Metro. Items are processed and marketed to businesses that use recycled materials to produce new products.

We hope you find the information contained on this website helpful and take full advantage of our services. Please phone MetroCall at 311 or 574.5000 or Contact Solid Waste if you need additional information.

Thanks for visiting us!

Vanessa Burns, Director
Department of Public Works & Assets
444 S. 5th Street
Louisville, KY  40202
Phone - 502.574.5810
Fax - 502.574.5924

Keith S. Hackett, Division Director
Metro Solid Waste Management
600 Meriwether Avenue
Louisville, KY 40217
Phone - 502.574.3571
Fax - 502.574.4155