Fayette County

Lexington residents can use drop-off centers for recyclables while pickup suspended

The damaged roof and sprinklers at the Lexington's main recycling center have to be repaired, requiring city officials to suspend residential pickup of recyclables until Dec. 1.  Photo provided by the Lexington city offices.
The damaged roof and sprinklers at the Lexington's main recycling center have to be repaired, requiring city officials to suspend residential pickup of recyclables until Dec. 1. Photo provided by the Lexington city offices.

Residents can still dispose of their recyclables at Lexington's 16 drop-off centers while residential collection is suspended to repair a wind-damaged roof over a key part of the main recycling operation.

Residents can find the dropoff centers here. Most are located in southeastern Lexington but the city's main recycling center at 360 Thompson Road also takes drop off materials. Also available is the drop-off location at Constitution Park and at the Haley Pike site at 4253 Hedger Lane.

Residential pickup of recyclables is expected to start again on Dec. 1, said Tracey Thurman, director of the Division of Waste Management. Business collections have not been affected.

High winds Monday ripped a fabric roof off part of the main recycling facility. Fire sprinklers also were damaged.

The facility will remain closed until fire and code enforcement officials can determine that the facility is safe to reopen, according to the Division of Waste Management.

The city picks up 100 tons of recyclables from residents and businesses on a normal day, according to city statistics.

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