Fayette County

Electronics recycling offered in Lexington

In with the new electronic gadgets? Then it's time to move out the old.

And here's a way for Lexington residents to keep old electronics — such as computers, television sets, holiday lights and other items — out of the landfill, according to a news release from the city.

Structurally intact electronics, and holiday lights, can be recycled through the city's E-Cycle program at its center, 1306 Versailles Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

Computers, printers, monitors, TVs, copiers, and other electronics contain reusable resources. By recycling, residents keep lead and other hazardous contaminants from landfills, where they could harm the environment.

The center cannot handle broken items, such as TVs with broken screens. Those should be taken to the Bluegrass Waste Alliance transfer station at 1505 Old Frankfort Pike.

For more information, including details for non-profits and businesses recycling needs, go to the E-Cycle Web site: LexingtonKy.gov/ecycle.