LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The city of Lexington is partnering with the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station to offer a free non-hazardous household waste drop off day for Fayette County residents. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 17 from 6 a. m. to 1 p.m. at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station located at 1505 Old Frankfort Pike. Fayette County residents may dispose of one pickup truck load of bagged household waste and up to four off-the-rim tires.
“Lexington’s Division of Waste Management is pleased to once again offer a free disposal opportunity,” said Director Tracey Thurman. “This event provides all Fayette County residents with a chance to clean out excess waste that many of us accumulate throughout the year.”
Please note that hazardous materials such as pesticides, motor oil or paint will not be accepted. Residents may take latex paint to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 451 Southland Drive. Residents are asked to contact the ReStore at (859) 252-2224 prior to taking paint there.
Appliances will also not be accepted at the event; they may be taken to Environmental Recycling Inc. at 3899 Winchester Road. Electronic devices, such as computers, printers, cell phones, microwave ovens and televisions may be taken to the City’s Electronics Recycling Facility at 1306 Versailles Road.
The guidelines for the free disposal day are:
· Participants must present a valid Fayette County drivers’ license;
· All loads must be level with the bed of the truck;
· 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.
The city offers free disposal days four times a year: January, April, July and October, usually on the third Saturday of these months. Please visit www.lexingtonky.gov/transferstation
For more information on the free disposal day, call LexCall at 3-1-1 or 425-2255. For more information on recycling opportunities in Lexington visit LiveGreenLexington.com