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Christmas tree disposal options for LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Metro Public Works is now providing curbside pickup of Christmas Trees within the Urban Services District (the old City of Louisville boundaries). Beginning this week, 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, and all decorations must be removed. Drop-off sites will also be available for all Louisville/Jefferson County 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…


LouisvilleKY Leave drop off begins Nov. 6

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro residents not mulching autumn leaves into their lawns or using curbside collection will have the option to dispose of them at one of three drop-off sites beginning November 6. Metro Public Works is offering a free leaf drop-off service November 6 through December 1. Drop-off will not be available on November 22 and 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Only loose leaves will be accepted. Containers used to bring leaves to the drop-off sites must be disposed of off-site by residents. Leaf drop off sites: Public Works Yard 10500 Lower River Road (enter from Bethany Lane)…

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LouisvilleKY to hold Free paper shredding and drug toss event this weekend

Louisville, KY., – Louisville residents are invited to bring unneeded documents and prescription drugs to be shredded and disposed of at a free event on October 28, 2017. The Drug Toss/Shredding Event is a joint operation of Metro Public Works and Louisville Metro Police. Citizens can protect themselves from identify theft and divert unused medications from the waste stream or misuse by bringing items to: Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center Lot W Phillips Lane Saturday, October 28, 2017 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Businesses may not participate in this event. All paper materials will be shredded on site and recycled….

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LouisvilleKy’s 2017 Pothole Blitz is On

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer today helped launch the 2017 edition of the Pothole Blitz conducted annually by Metro Public Works. During the blitz, to recover from damage caused by the multiple freeze/thaw cycles of winter, Public Works crews go through the city’s streets in a grid pattern patching potholes until all roads are covered. Mayor Fischer noted that the number of potholes is expected to continue a decline begun last year thanks to increased investment in paving and consecutive mild winters. Potholes peaked at 171,000 in 2015 following years of deferred road maintenance and a rough winter. But…

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Mayor urges signups for LouisvilleKY street sweeping alerts system

Louisville, KY., – With the impending arrival of street sweeping season, Mayor Greg Fischer today reminded Louisville residents to sign up to receive an automatic notice, via text or email, when their street is scheduled to be swept by Metro Public Works. The alerts system was introduced last year as a way to notify residents in advance that they must find alternate parking on street sweeping day. No parking is allowed on affected streets during street sweeping, and violators are subject to citation and/or towing. About 6,000 people signed up for the alerts last year. As a result, the number of…

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Pumpkins starting to turn nasty and rotten? LouisvilleKY offering disposal services

  Louisville, Ky. (October 28, 2016) – The Fall holiday season means tons of pumpkins must be disposed of in Louisville once their days as decoration are over. This year Metro Public Works has a special request for residents: Don’t trash that pumpkin! Our Solid Waste Division wants citizens to put their real pumpkins out with their regular yard waste for collection instead of putting them in the garbage. That will allow us to recycle the pumpkins, along with yard waste, into mulch to be reused in landscaping and gardening. It will help make Louisville look good and prevent the…

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Louisville Ky launches Metro Mow Team

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the formation of the Metro Mow Team that will be able to mow city maintained lots more often. He also announced new policies to pause most mowing by city crews on Air Quality Alert days and reduce areas requiring mowing. Fischer said, “Putting the Mow Team and these new policies in place will help us keep our city-owned lots looking neat while also protecting our air quality.” The Mow Team is made up of crews from the Department of Codes & Regulations and Metro Corrections. Last year seven crews mowed lots across…

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Louisville KY officials say ‘Bring it’ to Winter’s worst

Photos from Mayor Greg Fischer’s Facebook page. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (November 12, 2015) – Louisville Metro’s Snow Team is ready for whatever Mother Nature brings our way this winter, Mayor Greg Fischer declared today. Fischer was surrounded by the 265-member Snow Team and an assortment of plows and other snow fighting equipment during the announcement at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. “These dedicated men and women stand ready to answer the call to leave their homes at all hours to make the roads safe for the rest of us as often as necessary,” Fischer said. The Snow Team is led by Metro…