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Lexington recycling collections suspended for remainder of week

Monday winds damaged recycling center

Damage to the Lexington recycling center.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 25, 2014) — Lexington’s recycling center was forced to suspend all recycling collections this week after strong winds on Monday damaged the facility. Wind was responsible for tearing off much of the tipping room’s fabric roof. Business collections will continue as originally planned.

On a normal day, the city collects 100 tons of materials from businesses and residents and processes an additional 75 tons from neighboring counties.

The facility will remain closed until fire and code enforcement officials can determine that the facility is safe to reopen. Fire sprinkler heads in the tipping room were damaged by the roof.

“Our plan is to resume making residential collections next Monday,” said Tracey Thurman, director of the Division of Waste Management.

Residents wanting to dispose of their recyclables can use one of the city’s 16 recycling drop off centers. 

For more information call LexCall at 3-1-1 or 425-2255.