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Free trash disposal day in Lexington will be April 15

LEXINGTON (April 4, 2017) — The City of Lexington is once again partnering with the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station to offer Fayette County residents a free trash disposal day for non-hazardous household waste.

The event will be held 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat., April 15 at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike. Fayette County residents may dispose of up to one pickup truck load of household waste. Bulky items, such as mattresses, furniture, and up to four tires off the rim, will be accepted at this event.

“We know that spring cleaning projects are underway in many Lexington homes, which is why the city’s Division of Waste Management is providing this opportunity to safely and easily dispose of waste at no additional cost to all residents within Fayette County,” said Tracey Thurman, Director of the Division of Waste Management.

Please note that 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 Center at 1306 Versailles Road. Residents can donate liquid latex paint to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 451 Southland Dr. Household hazardous wastes will be collected at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sat., April 22.

The guidelines for the free disposal day are:

· Participants must present a valid Fayette County drivers’ license
· All loads must be fit in a standard truck bed
· All loads must be covered by a tarp
· Only household waste will be accepted
· No more than four tires will be accepted and tires must be off the rim
· No tire rims will be accepted
· No commercial vehicles allowed
· No hazardous materials or free-flowing liquids

Lexington offers free disposal days four times a year: January, April, July and October, usually on the third Saturday. Visit www.lexingtonky.gov/transferstation for more information on normal disposal rates and transfer station hours of operation.

For more information on the free disposal day, call LexCall at 3-1-1 or 425-2255. For more information on other waste disposal opportunities in Lexington visit www.LexingtonKY.gov/LiveGreen.