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Today's Interview: Lexington steps up storm debris clean-up efforts

The City of Lexington is trying to make it easier for people to clean up after last Friday's severe weather.
Laura Yessin
The City of Lexington is allowing people to drop off storm debris at no charge at sites on Old Frankfort Pike and Haley Pike.

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is trying to make it easier for people to get rid of trees and other debris left after Friday’s severe weather.

Nancy Albright is Lexington’s commissioner of Environmental Quality and Public Works. She said the city has reopened the landfill on Old Frankfort Pike for drop-offs.

“We are taking any Fayette County residents debris at that site for free. eight to four Monday through Friday, at least through this week. We'll see if what kind of traffic we're getting. And if that's something we need to continue to run over the weekend or next week.”

Residents can also drop off yard waste debris for free at the city’s Haley Pike landfill on Ledger Lane from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday. For either site, a Fayette County driver’s license or other proof of residence is required.

Albright said curbside service continues.

“If you are inside the urban service area and receive city garbage, we will pick up anything cut to four-foot lengths as a part of our weekly collection. If it's greater than four feet, call 311 and we will we're generating a list of people that need extra assistance that might take us a while to get there.”

The city will turn the vegetative storm debris into mulch – then give it back to the public for free.

The Lexington Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works is a financial supporter of WEKU.

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John McGary is a Lexington native and Navy veteran with three decades of radio, television and newspaper experience.
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