The city of Lexington’s 2014 leaf collection program has concluded. The city offers a once-a-year vacuum leaf program to residential properties who received city waste collection services. In addition to being a service to citizens, the program reduces the hazard of leaves collecting in the street and clogging storm drains.
We know that not all trees shed their leaves at the same time. While vacuuming program has come to a close, you can still dispose of your leaves in environmentally friendly ways.
1) You can use your Lenny yard waste cart.
2) You can also use 30-gallon paper yard waste bags that are available at Chevy Chase Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Kroger, Meijer and Walmart. The bags are free for those who have city waste collection. Qualifying residents should have received coupons in the mail in mid-October. Those who need more can call LexCall at 311 or 425-2255. The Lenny cart and the yard waste bags will be picked up on the homeowner’s regularly scheduled collection day.
3) A fast, easy way to handle leaves is to mow your lawn with a mulching mower. Doing so takes care of the leaves and puts nutrients back into your lawn.
4) Individuals who have city waste collection can also take leaves to the Haley Pike composting facility free of charge. The Haley Pike composting facility is located at 4216 Hedger Lane. The facility is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, but is closed on Wednesdays. It is also open on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a limit of two pick-up truck loads per month.
5) Additionally, some residents may also make a compost bin in their yard where they turn their yard waste and kitchen scraps into a soil nutrient for their own lawns.
If you have any other questions, call LexCall at 311 or 425-2255