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Lexington’s Tuesday waste collection schedule adjusted for heat

Waste will be picked up earlier than usual on Tuesday in Lexington due to the extreme heat in the forecast.

Lexington waste collectors adopt families for the holidays

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Employees at the Lexington’s Division of Waste Management provided holiday cheer for four families this holiday season. Officials at the Lexington...

City to collect household hazardous waste on Saturday, April 21

Fayette County residents will be able to safely dispose of unwanted hazardous waste free of charge this Saturday, April 21, 2018.
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Radioactive waste plan causes a stir in Estill County

People in Estill County discussed the future of a nearby landfill Monday night that has been at the center of a controversy after it was discovered radioactive waste was illegally dumped there years ago.

Lexington releases holiday waste collection schedule

Lexington releases its holiday waste collection schedule through the new year.
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Free trash disposal day in Fayette Co.

Officials with Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works say the city is offering Fayette County residents a free trash disposal day for non-hazardous household waste.

Kentucky reaches settlement in radioactive waste dumping

Kentucky officials have reached a $168,000 settlement with one of the companies accused of being involved in the dumping of radioactive waste in an Appalachian landfill.
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REMINDER: No trash pickup on Presidents’ Day

There will be no trash pickup on Presidents' Day, Monday, February 20th, according to Lexington's Division of Waste Management.
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Business Owner Indicted for Illegally Disposing Hazardous Waste

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A federal grand jury in Lexington, Ky., returned an indictment against a former central Kentucky businessman on one count of...
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Bevin Inquiry Alleges Democrats Coerced Worker Contributions

An investigation by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is relying on interviews with 16 anonymous state workers to conclude officials in the previous Democratic administration committed "wholesale violations of state law."
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Holiday Waste Collection Schedule Announced

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.

Estill County to hold Forum on Radioactive Waste Monday

Residents in Estill County are invited to a public forum Monday to get an update and ask questions about the illegal dumping in their community.
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Estill Co. Concerned Citizens rally about radioactive waste dumping

A local minister tells the crowd gathered at the Estill County High School football field, "Father we realize that you left us here to take care of this earth...We apologize for what man kind has down to your creation."
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Kentucky begins crackdown on radioactive waste

Kentucky health officials have ordered the company accused of hauling low-level nuclear waste into the state to stop or face heavy fines and potential criminal charges.
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Public forum to address radioactive waste concerns

There’s a public forum Tuesday night about the low-level radioactive waste that was reportedly illegally dumped in a landfill in Estill County.
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Official: Low-level radioactive waste dumped in Kentucky

A Kentucky official says low-level nuclear waste from drilling operations in other states was dumped illegally in Kentucky last year.
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Grant proposals sought to promote use of waste tires

Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet is accepting grant proposals for projects promoting the use of recycled waste tires for landscaping.
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Holiday waste collection schedule announced

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.
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Household Waste Disposal Day Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - The city of Lexington is partnering with the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station to offer a free non-hazardous household waste drop...
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House approves bill to tweak coal ash standards

The House has approved a bill granting states authority to regulate waste generated from coal burned for electricity

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