Citizens are encouraged to take advantage of the city’s free bulk waste and junk drop-off event on Sunday, November 1, from 9 a.m. to 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, saving valuable space in the landfill. Freon will also be properly removed from appliances. Items that will not be accepted during the drop-off event include yard waste (grass, limbs, leaves, etc.), hazardous materials, paint, tires and commercial trash.
The junk disposal day is a partnership between the Louisville Metro Division of Solid Waste Management and Waste Management of Kentucky. The event is in addition to regular bulk waste disposal available throughout the year at the Waste Reduction Center located at 636 Meriwether Avenue.
In the year round service, up to three household items are accepted free of charge during regular operating hours Tuesday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 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 the Household Hazardous Materials Collection Center, known as HAZ BIN, at 7501 Grade Lane. The center is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge for Louisville residents for HAZ BIN services.