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Lexington accepting storm debris from residents

The City of Lexington is accepting free storm debris drop-offs at two sites through Sunday and perhaps longer.
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The City of Lexington is accepting free storm debris drop-offs at two sites through Sunday and perhaps longer.

The City of Lexington has opened two sites for people to drop off debris left from Tuesday’s storms, which saw straight-line winds of 80 miles an hour. Nancy Albright is the commissioner of Environmental Quality and Public Works. She said the sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday and perhaps beyond.

“Those two locations are what we call the training pad on Old Frankfort Pike, out there where we do household hazardous waste and shred it, and all of our other activities. And then the other one is the Haley Pike landfill out Winchester Road around the interstate.”

Albright says the free drop-offs are only for tree limbs and other yard waste.

“A lot of people have started to take advantage of it, which is great. That's why it's there. We are also available to do special pickups. They can be four feet long and we'll collect them with our regular garbage routes.”

Albright said sections up to 12 feet long can be scheduled for pickup by calling 3-1-1. Lexington Environmental Quality & Public Works is a sponsor 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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