Winchester Municipal Utilities no longer collecting recyclables

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – People in Winchester are being told to throw all their recyclables in the trash.

Winchester Municipal Utilities (WMU) notified customers on Tuesday that it is no longer collect recycling materials effective immediately.

The utility says it is a result of the Lexington Recycle Center’s decision to temporarily suspended recycling of paper products.

According to the utility, the WMU Transfer Station currently does not have a way to sort different recyclables.

“Therefore, due to this recent change in policy by the Lexington Recycle Center to landfill any unclaimed paper and to avoid the increased processing fees associated with these materials, WMU curbside recycling will be suspended until further notice,” according to the notice sent by the utility.

It says all curbside recyclable material that is collected will be sent to the landfill.

Customers are being encouraged to use the voluntary Recycling Center located at 175 N. Maple Street. The recycling center is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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