Louisville, KY - Dealing with illegally dumped trash isn't just an eyesore, it costs a lot of money to deal with and clean up. This is why the city is urging you to report this kind of activity. Not only does it negatively impact everyone's quality of life, the debris may end up polluting our waterways and oceans.
According to the LouisvilleKy.gov website, It is unlawful to dump any waste on property that is not licensed as a disposal facility. Illegal dumpers are subject to fines and impoundment of vehicles.
If you witness illegal dumping and have information, you are urged to report it here.
If you see a site that has been dumped on, report it here or call MetroCall 311 or 574-5000.
Ways you can help prevent illegal dumping:
- If you hire someone to dispose waste for you, ask to see their Waste Hauler License and do not pay without a disposal receipt. Properly disposing of truckloads of materials costs at least $50 - if you're charged less than that, be suspicious. Perpetrators will often take your money and illegally dump your items to avoid the disposal fee. Drop off up to three household items for free at the Waste Reduction Center. (Disposal fees may apply for additional items.)
- Only set out junk or bulky items during your scheduled set out period. Residents in the Urban Services District can sign up for set out reminders using the Recycle Coach app. Residents outside of the Urban Services District should call their contracted waste hauler for information.