Garbage Cans Outside Louisville Homes

Louisville residents must now wait until the following week for the next trash pickup if a holiday falls on their normal collection day. The new policy starts on Labor Day, following budget cuts that took on July 1, 2019.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville's budget cuts may mean for a smellier holiday for some Louisville residents.

Typically on holidays, trash and recycling pickup has been delayed by one day, but because of budget cuts, the city will just skip collection completely. The budget cuts were implemented on July 1; the new policy takes effect on the upcoming Labor Day holiday.

So people whose trash or recycling pickup days fall on the actual holiday won't get service at all that week. That means residents must wait until the next normal pickup day before the city picks up the garbage. 

Officials say the change is an effort to save money. 

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