Yard waste collected by Lexington’s Division of Waste Management during the past several months is now mulch. A portion of that material will be given away for free to Lexington residents on Saturday, September 17 at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.
The mulch will be available for pick up from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., or while supplies last. Residents should not arrive before 8 a.m. The mulch will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and is limited to one pickup truck load per person. There will be a self-load area for those picking up smaller amounts of mulch.
The city, through its contract with Red River Ranch, mulched more than 33,500 tons of yard waste through its composting program in 2015.
“Converting yard waste into mulch is a great way to reuse a material that would otherwise be sent to the landfill,” said Tracey Thurman, Director of the Division of Waste Management. “We are happy to offer both the yard waste service and the free mulch days to the citizens of Fayette County, closing the loop on that waste stream.”
The event entrance will be via Jimmie Campbell Drive. Please look for posted signage that will direct you through the event site. For more information, visit www.lexingtonky.gov/livegreen or call LexCall 311 at (859) 425-2255.