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 gourds from taking up landfill space.
Pumpkins must be free of decoration other than coloring. This program applies to residents of the Urban Services District (old City of Louisville boundaries). Customers of other Jefferson County municipalities and of private haulers should check with them regarding pumpkin disposal.
Yard waste is collected on the same day as recycling. To find the recycling date for a particular address, type the address into the MyLouisville tool at the bottom of the Louisvilleky.gov website or click here.