Battery Disposal
Looking to dispose of batteries? Metro Louisville provides two locations:

  • Metro Waste Reduction Centerat 636 Meriwether Avenue
  • Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Haz BinHazardous Materials Disposal 7501 Grade Lane
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Hazardous Materials Disposal – Haz Bin
Household Hazardous Materials drop-off collection, or HAZ BIN, is available to all residents of Louisville/Jefferson County. It provides a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials which are not accepted by household garbage collection or recycling centers. (Waste from businesses is not accepted. See information below for more information on business disposal.)

Location: HAZ BIN, 7501 Grade Lane, Louisville, KY 40219
Wednesdays & Saturdays – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
**Always check for closure announcements near holidays. If you cannot find information on closures or you are unsure call MetroCall 311.

Asbestos floor tiles
Automotive fluids
Batteries (auto, household and rechargeables)
Cleaners (bathroom, rug, upholstery, all-purpose spot removers)
Driveway sealers
Fluorescent light bulbs
Furniture polishes and waxes
Gasoline (including boat gas)
Hearing aid/watch batteries
Lawn/garden chemicals [Hazardous Chemicals]
Mercury thermometers and thermostats
Metal polishes and rust removers
Mildew removers
Mineral spirits/turpentine
Nail polish and removers
Oil based paint or lead paint
Oven and drain cleaners
Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides
Propane tanks (1 lb and 20 lb grill tanks)
Solvents and degreasers
Swimming pool chemicals
Varnishes and stains
Wood preservatives

Items from businesses
Containers larger than 5 gallons or 40 pounds
Radioactive materials, including smoke detectors
Fire extinguishers
Latex paint

While oil based paint or lead paint must be taken to HAZ BIN for disposal, water-based or latex paint is not a hazardous waste, and is not accepted at HAZ BIN. However, it cannot be included with household garbage in liquid form.

If there is only a small quantity of paint in the can, remove the lid and let stand in a well-ventilated area away from children or pets until dry. For larger quantities of paint, or to speed up the drying process, stir in an absorbent such as sand, kitty litter, sawdust, vermiculite, or shredded paper.

Containers with dried latex paint (without lids) can be placed in tightly sealed plastic bags and placed in garbage containers for pickup.