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Lexington Recycle Center closed down due to a mechanical problem with the aluminum cans last week. Is the Recycle Center operating again?

Recycle Center: a conveyor with recyclablesAs of June 10, the city’s Recycle Center will continue to divert material to a land fill until further notice. The replacement part to fix the mechanical problem for the machine that separates aluminum cans has been installed, but is not operating properly.

Waste Management drivers will continue to collect blue carts that are placed outside. The shutdown does not impact the University of Kentucky or Central Kentucky residents serviced by Rumpke or Republic Services.

The city does work to avoid diverting recycle materials to landfills, but is unable to store materials outside of the facility when the tipping floor is full.

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