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City of Lexington offering free non-hazardous household waste drop-offs Saturday

The next opportunity for Lexington residents to drop off non-hazardous household waste is Saturday.
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The next opportunity for Lexington residents to drop off non-hazardous household waste is Saturday.

Lexington residents can drop off non-hazardous household waste at no charge Saturday at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station on Old Frankfort Pike, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jennifer Myatt is an environmental initiative specialist for the city. She said proof of residency is required and loads must fit in the bed of a pick-up truck.

“What we're accepting for free are household items from inside of your house, such as a mattress, bagged household waste, smaller indoor furniture, like tables or chairs and up to four tires off the rim.”

Myatt said people using mapping services should be careful to turn at Jimmy Campbell Drive to go to the front of the transfer station. She said the last free drop-off day was a busy one.

“Some people, if they're doing a clean out of their house, might have extra trash and they just want to go ahead and get rid of it. There's people who don't have city collection or who live in apartments, and maybe it's harder to get rid of trash.”

Myatt said hazardous waste such as pesticides, motor oil and paint will not be accepted, but the city will have a free hazardous waste drop-off day September 14. Lexington Environmental Quality and 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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