MLK holiday collections, closings announcement

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. No collection will be made on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the holiday. Residents and businesses that normally receive curbside pick-up on Mondays will be serviced on Jan. 22, the Wednesday after the holiday. Those impacted should place their carts out after 4 p.m. on Tuesday to ensure Wednesday collection. Curbside collection will only be impacted for those normally serviced on Monday.

Note that recycling collection will resume the week of Jan. 20, so blue carts can be placed curbside on your service day. The Lexington Recycle Center only accepts the following items: aluminum and steel cans; glass bottles and jars; plastic bottles and jugs; and dry cardboard. Other materials, like plastic bags and medical waste, can damage equipment and pose a risk to employees.

Businesses with dumpsters (landfill-bound and recycling) normally serviced by the city on Mondays will have their units picked up on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Businesses with dumpsters normally serviced on Tuesdays will have their units picked up on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Thursday and Friday pick-ups will not be impacted.

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government offices will be closed on the holiday. The Lexington Recycling Center, the Electronic Recycling Center and the Haley Pike Composting Facility will be closed on Saturday, January 18, as well as on the holiday.

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

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