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The city of Lexington is partnering with the Bluegrass Water Alliance Transfer Station to offer a free disposal day for household waste items on Saturday, July 19th, 2014. This does not include waste items like paint, pesticides or motor oil.

Items will be accepted from 6 am to 2 pm at the transfer station at 1505 Old Frankfort Pike. Drop off a pickup truck-load of bagged waste as well as up to four, off-the-rim tires. Tires must be taken off the rims because no tire rims will be accepted.

This is one of four chances to save money in disposing of household waste items, which cam normally cost residents $63.53. The city offers the free disposal day four times a year: January, April, July and October, always on the third Saturday of these months.

The guidelines for the free disposal day are:

• Participants must have a valid Fayette County drivers’ license;
• All loads must be level with the bed of the truck;
• All loads must be covered by a tarp;
• Only household waste will be accepted;
• No more than four tires will be accepted and they must be off the rim;
• No tire rims will be accepted;
• No appliances will be accepted;
• No commercial vehicles allowed;
• No hazardous materials or free-flowing liquids.

If you have latex paint to dispose of, the city recommends taking it to the ReStore Habitat for Humanity store, at 451 Southland Drive. You should contact ReStore at (859) 252-2224 prior to taking the paint there.

Appliances should be taken to Environmental Recycling, Inc., located at 3899 Winchester Road.

Electronic devices, such as computers, printers, cell phones, microwave ovens and televisions, should be taken to the E-waste recycling facility at 1306 Versailles Road.