The City of Lexington is again partnering with the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station to offer a free non-hazardous household waste drop off day for Fayette County residents. The event will be on Saturday, January 16th from 6 am to 1 pm at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station located at 1505 Old Frankfort Pike. Fayette County residents may dispose of one pickup truck load of bagged household waste and up to four off-the-rim tires.
“As we begin a new year, Lexington’s Division of Waste Management is pleased to continue providing residents with opportunities to dispose of unwanted excess waste at no charge in order to keep our residents safe and our city clean,” stated Tracey Thurman, Division Director.
Appliances, electronics and hazardous materials such as pesticides, motor oil and paint will not be accepted during the event. Appliances may be taken to Environmental Recycling Inc. at 3899 Winchester Road where they are accepted at no charge. Electronic devices, such as computers, printers, cell phones, microwave ovens and televisions, can be dropped off for free to the city’s Electronics Recycling Facility at 1306 Versailles Road. Residents can donate liquid latex paint to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 451 Southland Dr.
The guidelines for free disposal day are:
· Participants must present a valid Fayette County driver’s 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 tires must be off the rim
· No tire rims will be accepted
· No commercial vehicles allowed
· No hazardous materials or free-flowing liquids
The City of Lexington offers free disposal days four times a year: January, April, July and October, usually on the third Saturday of these months.
For more information on the free disposal day, call LexCall at 3-1-1 or 425-2255.
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