Household waste disposal day in Lexington Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The City of Lexington is once again 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, January 16th 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.

“As we begin a new year, Lexington’s Division of Waste Management is pleased to continue providing residents with opportunities to dispose of unwanted excess waste at no charge in order to keep our residents safe and our city clean,” stated Tracey Thurman, Division Director.

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 charge.

Electronic devices, such as computers, printers, cell phones, microwave ovens and televisions, can be dropped off for free to the city’s Electronics Recycling Facility at 1306 Versailles Road.

Residents can donate liquid latex paint to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 451 Southland Drive.

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 of Lexington 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 normal rates and hours of operation of the facility.

For more information on the free disposal day, call LexCall at 3-1-1 or 425-2255.

For more information on waste disposal opportunities in Lexington visit LiveGreenLexington.com

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