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Whether it's recyclables that we can use again, yard waste that we can turn into mulch, or items we haul to the landfill, we are always looking for ways to keep the Bluegrass beautiful. Our work is not just about getting rid of things, it's about Lexington's quality of life, its health, and the look of our community.

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    Christmas, New Year’s Day collections, closings

    The Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Residents who normally receive Thursday pick-up from the division will be serviced on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 31, the day before each of the holidays. No collections will be made on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Residents with Friday pick-up will be serviced as usual.

    Residents who normally receive Thursday pick up should place their Herbies, Rosies and Lennies out on Tuesday, Dec. 23 and Tuesday, Dec. 30, to ensure collection the next day.

    Businesses with dumpsters (landfill-bound and recycling) that normally receive Thursday pick-up from the division will have their units serviced on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 31. Friday pick-ups will be made as usual.

    Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government offices will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 24, Thursday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 1. The city’s Electronics Recycling Center will also be closed on these days.

    The Lexington Recycling Center and Haley Pike Waste Management facility will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 1. On Wednesday, Dec. 24, the Recycling Center will be open for recycling drop off from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the Haley Pike Waste Management facility will be open during regular hours.

    The division will begin picking up discarded live Christmas trees from residences receiving city collection starting Friday, Dec. 26. Trees will be picked up on the normal collection day and taken to the city’s composting facility where they will be converted into mulch. All decorations and wrappings must be removed from the tree. Discarded fake Christmas trees may also be placed out for pick-up from the division, either bagged inside the Herbie or placed next to the container. Live wreathes and other live decorations may be placed in the Lenny cart for pick-up.

    Fayette County residents can recycle holiday lights and other electronics such as computers, monitors and televisions at the city’s Electronic Recycling Center at 1306 Versailles Road. Learn more at www.lexingtonky.gov/ecycle.

    For more information, contact LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255.

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    Last updated: 12/17/2014 8:41:28 AM