Fayette County

Lexington suspends yard-waste collections until Monday because too many workers are sick

Lexington's Division of Waste Management has suspended yard waste collection for the rest of the week due to staff reductions caused by illness.

Traditional garbage and recycling pickup will continue for Wednesday and Friday. Yard waste collections will resume on Monday, city officials said.

The illness that has sidelined so many workers has not been confirmed to be the flu virus, city officials said in a written statement.