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The University of Louisville grounds keeping staff will show off its environmentally friendly lawn equipment March 28 at a free Green Lawn Maintenance Vendor Fair on Belknap Campus.

The event, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., will be held at the UofL Grounds Shop, 1820 Arthur St.

“We will be demonstrating how advanced ‘clean’ has become,” said Greg Schetler, supervisor of UofL’s Grounds Shop.

UofL’s fleet of lawnmowers runs on propane rather than gasoline, a change made in 2011 to use less fuel and help reduce the university’s carbon footprint.

The event is sponsored by the Partnership for a Green City, a collaboration among UofL, Louisville Metro Government, Jefferson County Public Schools and Jefferson Community & Technical College.

For more information, contact Brent Fryrear, 502-852-8854 or visit

A new city ban goes into effect today. The ban prohibits the use the plastic bags for yard waste, which includes grass and leaves. The reason for the ban is because the plastic bags do not decompose, thus taking up more space in the landfill.

Residents who put out a plastic yard waste bag will receive a notice of the available options and may face a $50 fine. If the plastic bags are not moved, the city will also add a clean-up fee to the fine.

People can still put their yard waste out on the curb. Instead of a plastic bag, you may use paper bags, compostable bags, or reusable containers. There is also the option to start your own compost bin at your house.