Solid waste collection in Louisville
The City is pleased to include a refuse, recycling, and composting program as a part of our utility service. In contract with Republic Services, this service is intended to lower costs for the majority of Louisville residents, reduce truck traffic and its associated pollution, street damage and noise, as well as drastically reduce recycling costs.
All single-family homes that are NOT a part of an active Homeowner's Association are included in the city-wide pay-as-you-throw system operated by Republic Services. Although Republic Services is the hauler, it is the City that bills you for the service on your monthly Louisville utility bill.
Republic Services began waste collection in Louisville on September 3, 2019. Collection days are Tuesday through Friday.
For all Louisville residents participating in the city-wide solid waste program, a calendar of service schedules and other information was sent out in the mail from Republic Services in August 2019. This mailing included details of the Western Disposal cart collection schedule. You can check the Service Map to find your Service Day.
Republic Services Customer Service for Louisville can be contacted on (303) 286-5400 Monday-Friday 8 am – 5 pm or by completing the website contact form. If all customer service representatives are speaking with other customers, you can leave a message and Republic will endeavor to get back to you within 24 hours.
Additional information about Republic in Louisville can be found on the Republic Services Louisville website
Rates are based on your solid waste cart size and include recycling and compost collection. The rate structure is as follows:
- $12.75 for 35-gallon solid waste cart (any size recycle and compost included)
- $25.50 for 65-gallon solid waste cart (any size recycle and compost included)
- $38.25 for 95-gallon solid waste cart (any size recycle and compost included)
You can change your Republic cart size starting in October 2019.
Compost and recycling
There is no additional charge for compost.
Choose any size recycling and compost cart at no extra cost to fit your waste generation needs, regardless of your solid waste container size.
There are no changes to what customers are able to throw away, recycle, or compost. Trash collection continues to go to the landfill, recycling collection continues to go to the Boulder County Recycling Facility,and compost collection abides by the Emerald Ash Borer quarantine rules and goes to A1 Organics.
Compost and recycling guidelines for Louisville can be found on Eco-Cycle's website.
If you have extra trash, tags for additional 35-gallon bags are available for $3.50. Purchase tags at City Hall located at 749 Main Street and the Recreation & Senior Center located at 900 West Via Appia. You will need to buy the required tag and affix it to the bag so that the collection worker knows to pick up the bag.
Three new events
- Curbside Bulk Item Pickup - Up to 5 items
Saturday, September 14 (before 7 am)
(This event is in addition to the one free bulk pickup per quarter per calendar year)
Tuesday and Wednesday Customers: Saturday, October 19 (before 7 am)
Thursday and Friday Customers: Saturday, November 9 (before 7 am)
Dates TBCFor more information about Republic Services waste collection in Louisville, visit louisvilleco.gov/republic
Although Republic Services is the hauler, it is the City that will be billing you for the service on your monthly Louisville utility bill if you take part in the city-wide solid waste program.
New to Louisville?
If you have just moved to Louisville, please contact the City's Utility Billing Office by (303) 335-4501 or email to find out if your property is eligible to be part of the city-wide solid waste program. Our Utility Billing Team will add trash services to your account. You can find out more about Utility Billing (for water, stormwater, wastewater and trash) on the Utility Billing page.