Fayette County

Lexington resumes recycling service a week after winds damaged recycling center

The city resumed picking up items for recycling on Monday, a week after high winds damaged Lexington's recycling center.

City officials said Monday that residents should put out their recycling, or "Rosie," cart on their normal collection days.

"We appreciate the public's understanding and cooperation during our down time," said David Holmes, environmental quality and public works commissioner.

Last week's high winds blew the cover off a tent-like structure at the city's recycling center on Thompson Road. The damage forced the city to shut down the center and suspend residential recycling collections for the rest of the week.

Tracey Thurman, waste management director, said the structure will be fully repaired in three weeks.

The recycling center receives recycling from Fayette County residents, and from schools, private businesses and other counties and cities.