Household Hazardous Waste Collection – Lex. Div. of Waste

Lauren Monahan, with Lexington Division of Waste Management, comes to the studio to tell Katie Solove about the Household Hazardous Waste Collection day coming up on Saturday, April 23rd.

Most people have things around the house that are harmful to the environment if put in the trash, and are dangerous to the water supply if put down drains or storm sewers – oil-based paints, solvents, strippers, and cleaners; or bug and plant spray, for example.

The Lexington Division of Waste Management wants to make sure people have an easy, safe way of disposing of these items, which is why they are holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event.  Fayette County residents are invited to bring their hazardous waste to 1631 Old Frankfort Pike (enter via Jimmie Campbell Drive,) on April 22nd from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Staff with signs will be on-hand directing people where to go.  Everyone dropping off items will be asked to complete a short questionnaire.  To save time you can print the questionnaire off and fill it out ahead of time at We will also publish approximate wait times on social media.  Follow LiveGreenLexington on Facebook for updates.

A full list of the types of hazardous waste people can bring is available at

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