WASTE & RECYLING PROGRAM AT OWL CREEK

Download The Waste Management: Holiday Schedule 2017

Weekly Schedule
Bulk Item Pick-up
Important changes to Louisville Yard Waste as of 1/1/15
Recycling

Yes, it is a contracted program (covered by your assessment fee) that has been arranged specifically for the Owl Creek Community. So, your friends in surrounding neighborhoods may have pick-up arrangements that are different than yours, but our Association’s contract has been carefully negotiated over the years with our vendor, the Waste Management Company. The results? We have a solid relationship with a vendor that has provided our neighborhood with great service, year after year!

WEEKDAY PICKUP SCHEDULE

Mondays….trash & yard waste (leaves, clippings & grass)
Thursdays….trash & recycling

General Owl Creek Guidelines for trash, recycling and yard waste containers approved 11/11/2009:

“Trash, recycling & yard waste containers should be stored out of sight from the street and neighbors at all times except when at the curb for pick up.

The containers should be taken to the curb as late as practical on the day before collection and brought in as soon as possible on the day of collection. These containers should not be left in view on non-collection days.”

Waste Management contact number….966-0117

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO LOUISVILLE YARD WASTE COLLECTION AS OF JANUARY 1, 2015

Regular large plastic bags may not be used anymore.
Acceptable containers include:

Reusable bins labeled “Yard Waste”
Paper yard waste bags
Compostable plastic bags meeting ASTM D6400 standards

For Frequently Asked Questions & Helpful Hints about yard waste, click here.

ALLOWABLE BULK ITEMS PICKED UP BY WASTE MANAGEMENT

Waste Management will allow each resident household to put one bulk item per week. Listed below are examples of acceptable items.

  • Couch
  • Chair
  • Table
  • Mattresses (one at a time)
  • Box spring (one at a time)
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Hot Water Heater
  • Rugs, cut & tied in 4-foot sections
  • Other items, 50 pounds or less

BULK ITEMS NOT PICKED UP BY WASTE MANAGEMENT
(A common sense approach is the best approach)

  • Hazardous waste
  • Liquid waste
  • Tires
  • Dead animals
  • Any burning or smoldering materials
  • Car parts in contact with any Petroleum batteries
  • Construction materials
  • Items larger than 4 feet in length
  • All paint cans (okay if dried with lid off)
  • Freon (contact Metro at 311…they will direct you to places that accept Freon)

RECYCLING PROGRAM

ALLOWABLE RECYCLING ITEMS PICKED UP BY WASTE MANAGEMENT

Waste Management provides residents with recycling bins for acceptable items.
Listed below are examples of these items.

PLASTICS:

Soft plastic household bottles such as…

  • Liter soda bottles
  • Salad dressing bottles
  • Milk & water jugs
  • Laundry cleaning jugs

HOW TO PREPARE—remove & discard lids in trash, flatten if possible.

PLASTICS NOT TO RECYCLE—plastic bags, plastic containers from motor oil, auto products, paint solvents, lawn care products or chemicals.

GLASS: (all colors)

  • Juice & soda bottles
  • Beer & wine bottles
  • Food jars

HOW TO PREPARE—remove & discard lids in trash, remove food residue.

DO NOT RECYCLE—drinking glasses, dishes, mirrors or windows glass, light bulbs, broken glass.

METAL:

  • Tin food cans
  • Aluminum & steel beverage cans
  • Aluminum foil & pie pans
  • Aerosol spray cans

HOW TO PREPARE—remove & discard lids in trash, remove food residue.

DO NOT RECYCLE—cans used for chemicals or paints, appliances, power tools, batteries, clothes hangers.

 NEWSPAPER & CARDBOARD:

  • All newspapers & cardboard
  • Milk cartons and paper juice boxes
  • Food boxes, such as cereal, pasta etc. (remove plastic liners from boxes)
  • Junk mail & paper flyers
  • Magazines

HOW TO PREPARE—place papers in paper bag or in the bottom of the recycling bin to prevent papers from blowing out.