The City of Lexington is once 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 held Saturday, April 16 from 6 am to 1 pm at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station 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.
“Lexington’s Division of Waste Management is committed to providing opportunities throughout the year for Fayette County residents to dispose of unwanted waste at no charge,” stated Tracey Thurman, Division Director. “This commitment is especially important as we enter one of the greenest months of the year. This event is just one way residents can help play their part in keeping Lexington beautiful.”
Please note that appliances, electronics and hazardous materials such as pesticides, motor oil and paint will not be accepted. Appliances may be taken to Environmental Recycling Inc. at 3899 Winchester Road where they are accepted at no cost. Electronic devices, such as computers, printers, cell phones, microwave ovens and televisions, can be dropped off at no cost 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 the free disposal day are:
· Participants must present 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 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. Please visit www.lexingtonky.gov/
transferstation for more information on the normal rates and hours of operation of the facility.
For more information on the free disposal day, call LexCall at 3-1-1 or 425-2255. For more information on waste disposal opportunities in Lexington visit LiveGreenLexington.com.
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