Fayette County

Walmart donates solar recycling bins to city parks

Wally, also known as BigBelly Solar, is coming to three Lexington baseball complexes.

Three solar-powered recycling bins will be placed at Cardinal Run Park, Shillito Park and Veteran's Park, city and Walmart officials announced Tuesday. The bins use solar power to compact plastic bottles, aluminum cans, paper and cardboard, to be picked up by the city's recycling program.

Also coming as part of the retail chain's $40,000 donation: 16 conventional recycling containers, also at those three parks.