UPDATE: Due to the impending storm, the garbage collection day on Saturday has been postponed.
A Free Household Waste Disposal Day will be held on Saturday, February 5 from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike. The original January date was postponed due to snow.
Fayette County residents can dispose of up to one pickup truckload of non-hazardous municipal waste at this event. Residents can also bring items in a car or SUV.
Items normally disposed of through the city’s garbage collection program will be accepted free of charge. Construction and demolition debris as well as yard waste and large outdoor items will be accepted at the regular gate rate during the event; they don’t come at leisure.
The guidelines for the free disposal day are:
- Participants must present a valid Fayette County driver’s license
- All loads must fit in a standard truck bed or in a car/SUV
- All loads must be covered with a tarp and level with the truck bed
- No commercial vehicles allowed
- All loads are subject to inspection and acceptance of materials free of charge is at the discretion of transfer station staff
- Items accepted free of charge include: mattresses, box spring beds, household waste in bags, small indoor household furniture such as tables and chairs, up to four tires off the rim
- The following are accepted for a fee: Material that does not come from the household, e.g. B. Outdoor furniture and grills, as well as household appliances, electronics, tire rims or tires over four per load, garden waste of all kinds, construction and demolition waste, building and remodeling materials, outdoor sheds and shelters, water hoses
- Items that will never be accepted at the facility include: hazardous materials, free-flowing liquids such as paint or pool chemicals, medical waste
Household appliances and electronics will not be accepted free of charge during this event. Units can be taken to Environmental Recycling Inc. at 3899 Winchester Road where they will be accepted free of charge. Electronic equipment such as computers, printers, cell phones, microwave ovens and televisions can be dropped off free of charge at the city’s Electronics Recycling Center at 1306 Versailles Road. Local residents can purchase liquid latex paint at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 451 Southland Dr.
Hazardous materials such as pesticides, motor oil and paint will not be accepted at this event. Fayette County residents can dispose of them for free at the next April 23 household hazardous waste collection.
Lexington offers free disposal days four times a year: January, April, July and October. Visit lexingtonky.gov/TransferStation for more information on normal disposal fees and Transfer Station hours of operation.
For more information about the Free Disposal Day, call LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255. Visit lexingtonky.gov/311alerts to learn how to sign up for text or email alerts about other waste management events.
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