Trash disposal day to be held July 16

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The City of Lexington is partnering with the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station to offer a free trash disposal day for Fayette County residents.

The event will be held Saturday, July 16, from 6 a. m. to 1 p.m. at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 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 summer rolls in, Lexington’s Division of Waste Management once again provides this quarterly event at no charge to residents, giving you an easy way to play a part in keeping our city beautiful,” said Tracey Thurman, Division Director.

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 cost. Electronic devices, such as computers, printers, cell phones, microwave ovens and televisions, can be dropped off at no cost 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 Dr.

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
  • Tires must be off the rim
  • No commercial vehicles allowed
  • No hazardous materials or free-flowing liquids

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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