If Santa brought your new electronics for Christmas, you can recycle the old ones at Lexington's E-Cycle Center,1306 Versailles Road. It also accepts old holiday lights.
Don't put the old devices on the curb or in the Herbie. PCs, printers, monitors, TVs, copiers and other electronics contain reusable resources that can be recovered and used to produce new products. By recycling old electronics, you are keeping hazardous contaminants such as lead from landfills.
To drop off items, follow the posted signs to the rear left side of the property. Drive into the building, and your items will be unloaded. The center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday; and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
For safety reasons, the center cannot accept items that are not structurally intact, such as TVs with broken screens. These items should be taken to the Bluegrass Waste Alliance transfer station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike.
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To learn more about the city's E-Cycle program, go to Lexingtonky.gov/ecycle.
Seventh-grader organizes fund-raiser
Catarine Hancock, a seventh-grader at Morton Middle School and daughter of Chad and Shelly Hancock, hosted a Ho-Ho-Heifer Party on Dec. 15 to raise money for Heifer International, which provides sustainable assistance to the needy throughout the world through donations of livestock, bees and water systems. Sixteen of her Morton schoolmates attended the party at her home, and they raised enough money to donate a goat, a flock of chicks and honeybees. The kids voted on which animals to buy.
For more information on Heifer International, go to Heifer.org.
Smoking cessation classes offered
Central Baptist Hospital will offer Ready When You Are smoking cessation classes on consecutive Thursdays from Jan. 12 through March 1 at Central Baptist HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness Center in The Mall at Lexington Green. The program, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., uses techniques developed by the American Lung Association and is based on the underlying premise that smoking is a learned habit. Classes are limited to 10, so preregistration is required. Call (859) 260-6419 to enroll.