Mayor Gorton to announce paper recycling program

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – After being closed for part of this month, Lexington’s Recycle Center is back open and now Mayor Linda Gorton is going to announce the community’s next step program for paper recycling.

The city did about $2 million worth of upgrades and renovations to the decade-old system.

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That includes a new main conveyor belt, fire protection system, heating system, and nitrogen system, among other upgrades.

Despite the renovations, the city still isn’t recycling paper.

Mayor Linda Gorton addressed it in Tuesday’s state of the city-county speech.

Mayor Gorton said, “…and for those of you who have been stockpiling paper for months it’s almost time to clean out the garage.”

All of this comes almost a year after the recycling center stopped taking the paper.

The announcement will take place at Constitution Park on Wednesday at 10 a.m.