Lexington's Haley Pike landfill, which has taken Fayette County's unwanted items for more than 33 years, will close Dec. 31.
The city's Division of Waste Management is closing the landfill because it is full, said Ester Moberly, recycling specialist. When the landfill opened in the late 1970s, the city took its garbage there. In 1995, the city started sending its garbage out of the county and began using Haley Pike for construction and demolition debris.
The composting center will remain open, and residents who live outside the urban services area may continue to use Haley Pike to drop off recyclables and waste destined for a landfill. Those needing to dispose of construction debris may take their materials to the following locations:
Thoroughbred Landfill, 4179 Hedger Lane.
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Bluegrass Waste Alliance Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike.
Central Kentucky Landfill, 493 Double Culvert Road, Georgetown.
Tri-K Landfill, Ky. 3249, Stanford.
Benson Valley Area Landfill, Ky. 151, Frankfort.
Businesses needing to dispose of large amounts of cardboard should go to the Lexington Recycling Center at 350 Thompson Road or to Central Kentucky Fibers Resources at 847 Angliana Avenue.
Quantities of metal may be recycled at Wise Recycling, 203 Lisle Industrial Avenue, or Baker Iron and Metal, 740 Rockcastle Avenue and 1554 Old Frankfort Pike.
Reusable building items such as flooring and fixtures may go to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 451 Southland Drive.