City to collect household hazardous waste on Saturday, April 21

Fayette County residents will be able to safely dispose of unwanted hazardous waste free of charge this Saturday, April 21, 2018. The event gives residents the chance to get rid of these materials and help protect the environment by ensuring they are disposed of properly.

This event, which is being held at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike, runs between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Entrance to the collection event will be via Jimmie Campbell Drive. Residents are asked not to arrive earlier than 8:30 a.m. as the contractor and city crews will not be able to service anyone before that time.

For a complete list of acceptable items, visit www.lexingtonky.gov/hhwevent.

In addition to Saturday’s event, there are year-round recycling options for common household hazardous items:

  • Latex paint can be taken to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 451 Southland Drive.
  • Fluorescent tubes and electronics, like televisions, radios, cell phones and computers, can be taken to the City’s Electronics Recycling Center at 1306 Versailles Road.
  • Residents with city waste collection service can place white goods such as refrigerators on the curb for pickup after calling LexCall at 3-1-1 or (859) 425-2255. All Fayette County residents can drop off white goods for free at Environmental Recycling, Inc. at 3899 Winchester Road.

The collection event is funded, in part, by a grant the City of Lexington received from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management as part of the Kentucky Pride Fund. The event is for residents only and waste from businesses will not be accepted.

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