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Councilman Hollander Announces The Annual Responsible Recycling Event

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.

Photo: Louisville Metro Council

Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9) announces the Annual Responsible Recycling Event set for Saturday May 18th 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, electronics, and old, expired and unused medications.

The following items will be accepted

  • BATTERIES – Rechargeable ONLY.
  • BOOKS – Friends of the Library will be onsite to collect GENTLY used books (hardbacks & paperbacks, NO magazines).
  • COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS – Genie Recycling will be on-site collecting monitors, terminals, computer towers, laptops, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, keyboard/mice, cables & wires, phones, iPads, small electronics, VHS/DVD players, stereo, etc.
  • 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.
  • MEDICAL SURPLUS ITEMS – walkers, wheelchairs, orthopedic items, diabetic supplies, ace bandages, gauze pads, canes, etc.
  • SHOES – WaterStep will be on-site collecting new and gently used shoes. Must be dry and free of mold
  • SHREDDING – All Shred will be on-site to securely shred paper documents ONLY. Please put documents in paper bags for shred-ding.
  • USED COOKING OIL – OilTech will be collecting used cooking oil. Oil must be free of food particles.

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, Friends of the Library, Louisville Metro Police, OilTech, 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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