The City of Lexington is partnering with the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station to offer Fayette County residents a free trash disposal day for non-hazardous household waste. The event will be held Saturday, October 14 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike. Fayette County residents may dispose of up to one pickup truck load of household waste. Bulky items, such as mattresses, furniture, and up to four off-the-rim tires, will be accepted at this event.
“At no additional cost to Lexington residents, the Division of Waste Management is happy to provide this opportunity on a quarterly basis. This event allows citizens to safely and easily dispose of common, excess household waste,” said Tracey Thurman, Director of the Division of Waste Management.
Only items which are normally serviced through the city’s residential curbside collection program will be accepted at no cost; yard waste material, as well as construction and demolition debris, will not be accepted as regular household waste at this event, but residents may pay the standard fee for disposal of such items. Fayette County residents may take up to two loads of yard waste to the Haley Pike Waste Management Facility at 4216 Hedger Lane at no cost (please refer to the website for guidelines and facility operating hours).
Please note that appliances, electronics and hazardous materials such as pesticides, motor oil and paint will not be accepted during the waste drop off event. Appliances may be taken to Environmental Recycling Inc. at 3899 Winchester Road where they are accepted at no cost. Electronic devices, such as computers, printers, cell phones, microwave ovens and televisions, can be dropped off at no cost to the city’s Electronics Recycling Center at 1306 Versailles Road. Residents can donate liquid latex paint to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 451 Southland Dr.
The guidelines for the free disposal day are:
- Participants must present a valid Fayette County drivers’ license
- All loads must be fit in a standard truck bed
- All loads must be covered by a tarp
- Only household waste will be accepted
- No more than four tires will be accepted and tires must be off the rim
- No tire rims will be accepted
- No commercial vehicles allowed
- No hazardous materials or free-flowing liquids
Lexington offers free disposal days four times a year: January, April, July and October, usually on the third Saturday. Visit www.LexingtonKY.gov/TransferStation for more information on normal disposal rates and transfer station hours of operation.
For more information on the free disposal day, call LexCall at 3-1-1 or 425-2255. For information on other waste disposal opportunities in Lexington visit www.LexingtonKY.gov/LiveGreen.
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