Residents and businesses with city waste collection service can recycle using their blue roll cart. If you do not have a blue recycling roll cart, request one by calling LexCall at 311 or online. Residents who do not receive city waste collection service can recycle using one of the drop-off recycling containers located throughout Lexington. Material disposed using either a blue roll cart or drop-off container should be loose, not bagged.
As is the case with all carts, your blue recycling cart should be placed on the curb no earlier than 4 p.m. the day before your collection and no later than 5 a.m. on the day of your collection. Carts must be removed from the curb by 7 p.m. on your collection day.
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BLUE CART AND DROP-OFF RECYCLING CONTAINER: ACCEPTABLE ITEMS
Paper products: newspaper & inserts, magazines, phone books, office & school papers, catalogs, brown paper bags, etc.
Cardboard and boxboard with packing material removed (Do NOT recycle boxboard that is made to go in the refrigerator or freezer such as soda boxes or frozen meals.)
Aerosol cans (Empty.)
Steel food cans (Please rinse. Labels can stay on.)
#1 & #2 Plastic bottles and jugs
Glass bottles and jars: colored and clear (Some blue carts may indicate that glass needs to be recycled separately. This is no longer true. Place glass in your blue cart with other recyclables.)
BLUE CART AND DROP-OFF RECYCLING CONTAINER: LEAST WANTED ITEMS
Some items can damage the recycling center equipment. Avoid putting the following items in the blue carts and drop-off recycling containers. This will help keep the facility running safely and efficiently. Please throw these items away in your green roll cart or dispose of them using the alternative method indicated.
Plastic bags, wrap and film (Several stores accept plastic bags for recycling.)
Christmas lights (Christmas lights can be recycled at the Electronic Recycling Center.)
Cloth (Several charities will accept clothing and other cloth items for reuse.)
Chains (There is a metal recycling dumpster located at the Recycling Center.)
BLUE CART AND DROP-OFF RECYCLING CONTAINER: UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS
The following items are common contaminants to Lexington’s recycling stream. Please throw them away using your green roll cart.
Pyrex or plate glass
BPackaging intended for the refrigerator or freezer: soft drink carrier cases, frozen-food boxes, etc.
Clam shell packaging
Disposable cups, hot or cold
Wrapping paper and tissue