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Free Junk Drop-off Event Sunday, June 2nd

Friday May 24, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 24, 2013 ) –Citizens are encouraged to take advantage of the city’s free bulk waste and junk drop-off event coming up Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Waste Management Outer Loop Landfill, 2673 Outer Loop.

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 is a safe, free way to dispose of unwanted junk and clutter in an appropriate and responsible way,” Mayor Greg Fischer said.

Unacceptable items include yard waste (grass, limbs, leaves, etc.), hazardous materials, paint, tires and commercial trash.

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 Wednesday - Friday, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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.

The junk disposal day is a partnership between the Louisville Metro Division of Solid Waste Management and Waste Management of Kentucky.

For more information, dial MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000.