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Solid Waste Newsroom - 2009 Archive


12/22/2009
Unwrapping New Electronics? Recycle the Old Ones
Mayor Jerry Abramson encouraged families who might be receiving new computers, televisions or video game systems for the holidays to recycle outdated electronics through CyberCycle, the city’s electronics recycling program.

12/22/2009
Mayor Reminds Residents to Recycle Christmas Trees
Mayor Jerry Abramson is reminding residents to recycle their natural Christmas trees, turning them into nutrient-rich mulch at no cost, following the holidays.

10/9/2009
Reminder: Junk Pickup Completed in Urban Services District for 2009
Metro Solid Waste Management has now completed all regular junk pickup for this calendar year in Louisville’s Urban Services District (former city of Louisville boundaries).

10/7/2009
Abramson Announces Free Junk Drop-Off Sunday Oct. 25
The city’s free, semi-annual bulk waste and junk drop-off collection day will be Sunday, October 25, 2008 at the Waste Management Outer Loop Landfill, 2673 Outer Loop.

10/7/2009
Free Shredding Event Oct. 17
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway today urged Louisville residents to begin collecting documents and materials now for the annual free community shredding event at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10/5/2009
Mayor Announces Medication Disposal Program
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced details of the city’s sixth “Drug Toss” that helps local residents properly dispose of expired or unused pharmaceuticals. Three disposal sites will accept medications Oct. 8-10.

8/14/2009
Mayor Extends Flood Damage Drop-offs
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that the three free flood debris drop-off sites will remain open daily through Sunday, August 23. The Outer Loop landfill has also agreed to extend flood debris drop-off an additional weekend – Saturday and Sunday, August 22-23.

8/10/2009
Citizens Drop Off Thousands of Loads of Flood Debris
Residents have tossed nearly 3,000 loads of flood-damaged debris at the city’s three free drop-off sites since they opened on Friday. The sites will remain open daily from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Sunday, August 16.

8/6/2009
Mayor Announces Targeted Flood Damage Drop-offs
Mayor Abramson announced that beginning August 7 residents living in areas that suffered the heaviest rainfall this week will have three sites to drop off flood-damaged household goods at no cost.

7/30/2009
Free Drop off Collects 410 Tons of Junk
Hundreds of citizens took advantage of the city’s free junk drop-off on Sunday – disposing of 410 tons of household waste.

7/24/2009
Sunday is Free Junk Drop-off Day
Louisville residents may drop off bulk waste items this Sunday, July 26 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Waste Management Outer Loop Landfill, 2673 Outer Loop.

7/8/2009
New Junk Pickup Dates Set for Urban Services District
The Louisville Solid Waste Management department has announced new junk and bulk waste pickup dates for Urban Services District neighborhoods through the end of 2009. These dates reflect one cycle of junk pickup; the next round of collection dates will be announced in early 2010.

7/1/2009
Free Junk Drop-off Day at Landfill Announced
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 cleanups in their homes and neighborhoods.

6/12/2009
Upgrading Your TV? Recycle Your Analog Set
If you're buying a new TV set due to the switch from analog to digital broadcast – consider recycling the old set instead of just throwing it out. Metro Solid Waste’s CyberCycle program accepts televisions and other electronics at no charge to citizens.

6/3/2009
New Recycling Drop-off Site Open
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced the addition of a new recycling drop-off site at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park at 3000 Freys Hill Road. This center will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and brings the city’s total number of Metro recycling centers to 17.

5/27/2009
Drugs Toss Collects 1,100 Pounds of Medications
The city’s fifth “Drug Toss” collected more than a half-ton of old or expired medications from residents last week.

5/18/2009
Mayor Announces Medication Disposal Program
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced details of the city’s fifth “Drug Toss” that helps local residents properly dispose of expired or unused pharmaceuticals. Six disposal sites will accept medications May 21-23.

4/2/2009
Mayor Announces Phone Book Recycling
Mayor Jerry Abramson today encouraged Louisville residents and businesses to drop off their old phone books in designated recycling bins around the city. All directories deposited will be recycled at no charge to residents. The bins will be available beginning Monday, April 6.