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Abramson Announces Free Junk Drop-Off Sunday Oct. 25

Wednesday October 7, 2009

Flood debris drop-off site now closed

Junk pickup completed in Urban Services District

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 25, 2009 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 410 tons of junk were collected at this free service when it was last held in July.

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.

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. – 6 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.

Final Flood Debris Dropoff Site Now Closed

Mayor Abramson said the last free drop-off site for items damaged in the August 4 flash flooding closed at the end-of-day yesterday. Residents impacted by the flooding dropped off more than 10,000 loads of debris at the old Phillip Morris site at 18th and Broadway and two other sites that were opened in early August.

Abramson said the city is coordinating with Metro United Way to finish picking up debris at homes that were previously reported.

Additional debris or large items can be disposed of during the free Junk Dropoff Day on Sunday, October 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Waste Management Outer Loop Landfill, 2673 Outer Loop.

Residents can also 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. – 6 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Junk Pickup Completed in Urban Services District

Metro Solid Waste Management has now completed all junk pickup for this calendar year in Louisville’s Urban Services District (former city of Louisville boundaries).

As part of the effort to balance the city’s budget, Mayor Abramson earlier this year reduced the number of junk pickups this fiscal year from four to two.

Junk pickup in the Urban Services District will resume in January, 2010. A new schedule for pickups will be released in mid-December and will be available at MetroCall 311 and on the city’s website, www.LouisvilleKy.gov.