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Louisville flood debris disposal options outlined by Department of Public Works


LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (Feb. 28, 2018) – With flood waters receding across Louisville, attention turns now to the cleanup effort. Metro Public Works today announced the following services are available for disposing of flood-damaged household items.

Jefferson County residents may drop off residential flood debris at any of seven sites Thursday March 1 through Saturday March 24.  Six of the drop-off locations will be open Thursday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Waste Reduction Center will be open for debris drop-off Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The free service is available for residents of Jefferson County only and it does not include commercial haulers. No yard waste or construction debris other than flood-damaged drywall and insulation will be accepted. Electronics must be separated from other items. To qualify for the free drop-off residents must present the attendant with two forms of identification verifying Louisville residency.

If a citizen hires an individual or business to remove debris, the citizen must accompany the hauler to the drop-off center or provide the hauler with the same two forms of identification to present at the facility.

Drop-off sites Thursday March 1 thru Saturday March 24 as follows:

Thursday – Saturday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Bethany Lane
    • 10500 Lower River Road at Bethany Lane
  • Newburg Community Center
    • 4810 Exeter Ave 40218
  • Outer Loop Recycling Center
    • 7201 Outer Loop 40228 (Highveiw parking lot in rear)
  • Dixie Recycling Center
    • 7219 Dixie Hwy 40258
  • Charlie Vettiner Park
    • 5550 Charlie Vettiner Park Rd 40299
  • Hubbards Lane Recycling Center
    • 595 Hubbards Ln. 40207

Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Waste Reduction Center
    • 636 Meriwether Avenue
  • Pickup service in Metro Council districts

Residents who cannot drop off debris may request pickup service. Pickup requests must be made by telephone or email no later than 5 p.m. on March 9 to 574-3571 ext. 0 or [email protected].

This service is for flood-damaged items only. Any other items set out will not be collected. Electronics must be separated from other items set out for collection. Requested pickups will be performed according to the following Metro Council district based schedule:

Council Districts

Collection Date

4, 7, 9

Monday March 12

12, 25

Tuesday  March 13

15, 21

Wednesday March 14

1, 3

Thursday March 15

5, 6

Friday March 16

13, 14

Saturday March 17

8, 26

Monday March 19

2, 10

Tuesday March 20

23, 24

Wednesday March 21

20, 22

Thursday  March 22

11, 18

Friday March 23

16, 17, 19

Saturday March 24