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Old 07-03-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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We live in the Highlands in a five-plex and have made the commitment to recycle as much of our garbage as we can. The other residents have made similar pledge more or less the same degree that we have, but here is the rub: Rumor has it that all of our garbage ends up in the same landfill/dump which makes our "green" effort redundant. Does anyone out there know the truth about where the recycled garbage of Louisville ends up? We are at a crossroads now because we do so much of it that our four little orange containers fill up within a day with not only our five units, but our neighbors as well who for one reason or another do not have proper "city approved" containers. I have called the city to ask if there is any reason why we cannot designate one of the larger black trash cans as our recycle container, but that was a week ago and I have yet to hear from anyone. No news there.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:53 AM
 
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We live in the Highlands in a five-plex and have made the commitment to recycle as much of our garbage as we can. The other residents have made similar pledge more or less the same degree that we have, but here is the rub: Rumor has it that all of our garbage ends up in the same landfill/dump which makes our "green" effort redundant. Does anyone out there know the truth about where the recycled garbage of Louisville ends up? We are at a crossroads now because we do so much of it that our four little orange containers fill up within a day with not only our five units, but our neighbors as well who for one reason or another do not have proper "city approved" containers. I have called the city to ask if there is any reason why we cannot designate one of the larger black trash cans as our recycle container, but that was a week ago and I have yet to hear from anyone. No news there.
Black is garbage, oraange is recycling. Orange bin stuff always ends up recycled. You can contact the city to get more orange bins:

Louisville Metro Government Official Website - Louisville, Kentucky (USA) - www.louisvilleky.gov - LouisvilleKy.gov

Or, you may try them in person at the metro bldg downtown on south 5th across from the catherdal of the assumption.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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You can purchase additional 18-gallon, orange bins for $10 - and own them forever.
http://www.louisvilleky.gov/NR/rdonl...rchaseForm.pdf

Some background on your orange bins:
Curbside Recycling - Recycling - LouisvilleKy.gov

If you have that much recycleables, you can drop them off yourself. I use a dropoff location that is right on the way home from work. The most recent opening area is Tom Sawyer park. There are plenty of sites, here is a listing: Drop Off Locations - Recycling - LouisvilleKy.gov

I can't answer how throughly the recycles are recycled but here is what the city touts as their reasons: Know the Benefits of Recycling - I Want To - LouisvilleKy.gov
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