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Annual Responsible Recycling Event On Saturday, May 12th

It’s an opportunity to clean out the garage, the attic, and the basement of those things that have been collecting dust over the years and get them to a place where someone else might be able to use them, or where they can be safely disposed.

Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9) announces the Annual Responsible Recycling Event set for Saturday May 12th between 9:30am and 12:30pm at the Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.

“This is a great way to remove those things in your home that could find new life by being recycled,” says Hollander. “Any Louisville Metro resident can help the environment and a variety of non-profits by simply bringing to one location what you no longer want or use and dropping it off for free.”

The Free Responsible Recycling Event is open to all Louisville Metro residents.  It is easy to participate. Just gather what you would like to recycle, then drive up and drop your items off at the appropriate vendor.  Businesses will not be allowed to participate at this event. A multitude of items will be accepted for recycling, reuse, or safe disposal, including paper for shredding, Haz Bin items and old, expired and unused medications.

The following items will also be accepted:

· BATTERIES (rechargeable and non-rechargeable) Please have them separated

· COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS (terminals,   towers, laptops, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, VHS/DVD players, stereo, monitors)

· DRUG DISPOSAL  LMPD will be onsite for safe collection of unused and expired medications.

· HANDHELD ELECTRONICS (cell phones, cell phone accessories, iPods, tablets, MP3 players)

· HAZARDOUS MATERIALS All items accepted at Haz Bin location – see attached flyer for complete list. Household chemicals – MUST have labels and no leaks, no containers larger than 5 gallons)

· HOUSEHOLD BUILDING SUPPLIES (cabinets, doors, flooring, windows, hardware, light/ceiling fans, lumber, roofing, siding, tools)

· HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE  must be in good   condition – see attached list for accepted items (NO mattresses, items with odors, water beds,  baby cribs and accessories, entertainment centers, armoires for TVs/computers)

· HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (working appliances)

· MEDICAL SURPLUS ITEMS (walkers, wheelchairs, orthopedic items, diabetic supplies, ace bandages, gauze pads, canes)

· PERSONAL DOCUMENTS (shred on-site paper documents ONLY)  Unable to take boxes or     plastic bags

· SHOES (new and gently used) Must be dry and free of mold

For a complete list of accepted items, please visit louisvilleky.gov/district9. On the event page is a flyer with attachments with detailed lists of accepted items from each organization.

Please note, TVs will not be accepted this year onsite, but may be recycled at the Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue.

“We have made it easy to get rid of things people no longer use, with no cost to bring in these items that will benefit others,” says Hollander. “If you have tried to find a way to dispose of those things you have around the house, then I encourage you to take advantage of this event.”

Among the vendors on hand: All-Shred, Genie e-Waste, Habitat for Humanity, Louisville Metro Police, Louisville Metro Public Works, Supplies Overseas, and WaterStep.

Visit www.louisvilleky.gov/district9 for more information, or contact Councilman Hollander’s office at 574-1109.

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