Residential, business curbside recycling will restart Monday

The Lexington Recycling Center will be back in business on Monday.

The City expects to restart curbside recycling for residences and businesses, and dumpster service on Monday, now that the equipment at the Center is repaired.

Recycling has been offline since April 13 because of a broken shaft, the piece that moves recyclables for sorting at the Recycling Center.

“We know blue carts have been filling up fast with folks spending more time at home,” said Tracey Thurman, Director of Waste Management. “We are grateful that Machinex was able to quickly get us parts and work with us on the installation.”

The other cities served by the Recycling Center will be notified today that the operation will reopen Monday. The Center serves communities throughout Central Kentucky.

People can help keep the machines running smoothly at the Recycle Center safe by recycling properly. Acceptable items are:

  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Plastic screw top bottles and jugs
  • Dry corrugated cardboard with packing material removed 
  • Glass bottles and jars: colored and clear.


Clean paper recycling continues. Residents can still take their clean paper … newspapers, office paper, paper mail, magazines and catalogs … to the yellow recycling bins located at:

  • Masterson Station Park, 3051 Leestown Road
  • Constitution Park, 1670 Old Paris Road
  • Veterans Park, 650 Southpoint Dr.
  • Good Foods Coop, 455 Southland Dr.
  • Lexington Recycle Center, 360 Thompson Road
  • Pleasant Ridge Park, 1350 Pleasant Ridge Dr.
  • Lexington Herald-Leader, 100 Midland Ave.
  • Chinoe Creek Apartments, 3522 Creekwood Dr. 
  • Lakeview Park, 350 Lakeshore Dr.

Never bag recyclables. They should be put in the blue cart or recycling dumpster loose.

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