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Curbside and Drop-off Christmas Tree Disposal Available
Drop-off sites will recycle trees into mulch that citizens can take home

Metro Solid Waste Management will again this year offer curbside pickup of Christmas Trees to residents of the Urban Services District (the old City of Louisville boundaries).

Beginning Friday, December 26, residents with City curbside yard waste pickup may set their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection day. Trees must not be in plastic bags.

Drop-off sites will also be available for all Louisville residents at three locations.

Two of the three drop-off sites will also instantly recycle trees in to mulch that will be offered back to citizens for home use.
Those wishing to receive mulch must bring an appropriate container in which to carry it. This mulch performs particularly well for acid-loving plants such as azaleas and rhododendrons. Trees picked up from curbside will also be recycled but not offered as mulch. All lights and ornaments should be removed from trees before they are set out or dropped off.
Residents normally serviced by private waste haulers should check with those companies to see whether and when tree pickup is available.
Christmas tree vendors may recycle their unsold trees on Friday, December 26 ONLY, and only at the Hubbard’s Lane site.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS
East District Recycling Center, 595 N. Hubbards Lane (Bring containers to take home fresh mulch.)
Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway (Bring containers to take home fresh mulch.)
Waste Reduction Center – 636 Meriwether Avenue (Tree drop-off only. Mulch is not available at this location.)
DATES
December 26, 27 30 and 31
January 2 and 3
TIME
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Solid waste services will be altered under the following schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks:
Garbage/yard waste/recycling
There will be no residential garbage, yard waste or recycling collection on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25 or New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1 within in the Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits). There will also be no junk/bulk waste collection in either week entirely.
Residents who normally have garbage/yard waste/recycling collection on Thursday will have service instead on Friday, December 26 and Friday, January 2. The regular Friday collection for both weeks will be delayed until Saturday.
Residents normally serviced by private waste haulers should check with those companies for their holiday collection schedules.
Staffed Recycling Centers
These centers will be closed Thursday, December 25, and Thursday, January 1.
East District Public Works Yard
595 N. Hubbards Lane
Metro Parks Landscaping
9300 Whipps Mill Road
Southwest Government Center
7219 Dixie Highway
Central Government Center
7201 Outer Loop
Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Avenue
This facility will be closed Thursday, December 25, and Thursday, January 1.

HAZ BIN Hazardous Waste Facility 7501 Grade Lane
Open normal hours Wednesdays & Saturdays – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Click here for a map of the race course

The following streets will be closed during the following times:

Main Street (2nd Street to 3rd Street) 5:30 – 9:00 am
Muhammad Ali (3rd Street to E Chestnut Street) 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
East Chestnut Street (Wenzel Street to Baxter Avenue) 7:30 – 11:50 am
Lexington Road 7:30 – 10:00 am
Cherokee Park 7:30 – 10:45 am
Cherokee Parkway (Willow Avenue to Grinstead Drive) 7:30 – 11:00 am
Grinstead Drive (Lexington Road to Baxter Avenue) 7:30 – 11:30 am
Baxter Avenue (Cherokee Road and Broadway to Liberty Street) 7:30 – 11:50 am
9th Street (W Jefferson Street to W Muhammad Ali) 8:15 am – 12:00 pm
Muhammad Ali (3rd Street to 13th Street) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Main Street (13th Street to 12th Street) 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Main Street (12th Street to 5th Street) 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Main Street (5th Street to 6th Street) 5:30 am – 1:00 pm

Friday, October 10, 2014 – Caulfield’s Halloween Parade
6:30 pm – 9 pm

600 Block of Barret Avenue
Barret Avenue at Broadway
Broadway at Baxter Avenue
Baxter Avenue from Lexington Road to Highland Avenue
Bardstown Road from Cherokee Parkway to Highland Avenue

No Parking Areas
4:45 pm – 9 pm

600 Block of Barret Avenue
Bardstown Road from Cherokee Parkway to Highland Avenue
Baxter Avenue from Highland Avenue to Lexington Road

Sunday, October 12, 2014 – Bardstown Road Cyclouvia
Noon – 6 pm

Bardstown Road from Douglass Boulevard to Highland Avenue
Baxter Avenue from Highland Avenue to Breckinridge Street

Crossover traffic at Bardstown Road/Eastern Parkway and Bardstown Road/Grinstead Drive

Free Shredding and Drug Toss Opportunity

Shred confidential documents and dispose of unused drugs Saturday October 18

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2014) – Want to safely get rid of those old prescription drugs or shred some documents you don’t need anymore? Then come to the free Drug Toss and Shredding Event sponsored by Metro Public Works, Metro Police and Metro Council on Saturday, October 18.

Citizens can protect themselves from identify theft and divert unused medications from the waste stream or misuse by bringing documents and drugs to the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1032 Phillips Lane, across from the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.

There is no limit on the amount of material residents may bring. Businesses may not participate in this event. All paper materials will be shredded on site and recycled to make materials such as compost, tissues and toilet paper. Qualified items include documents, discs, hard drives, credit cards and other confidential materials. Shredding donated by the Louisville Branch of Shred-It Louisville.

The Drug Toss will be done as a drive-through event. Bring expired or unused medications, bulk or loose tablets and capsules, or medications that should have been kept cold but were not. Black out all personal information on ALL medication containers that will be tossed.

For safety reasons, we cannot accept sharps, needles, lances, cosmetics, personal care or hygiene items. Hospitals and medical offices may not participate in this event.

Medication products should NEVER be flushed down the toilet or drain, burned in the open or thrown in the trash because they can contaminate the environment if they get into the drinking and ground water. They may kill bacteria or produce drug resistant bacteria in sewage treatment plants and septic systems if flushed down the drain. Burning can release toxic pollutants into the air. They can be scavenged from your trash receptacles to be illegally used or sold. They can be taken mistakenly and cause serious health problems.

Additional tips to prevent identity theft:

Do not keep Social Security cards in wallet or purse

Do not put bills or checks in home mailbox for pickup

Check credit reports, bank statements and credit card statements often for irregularities

Shred all documents with personal information

Never give personal information to someone on the phone, internet or email claiming to be your bank

Do not store credit card numbers on shopping websites

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