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What’s open, closed during the holidays

Santa Claus greeted children after he officially turned on the downtown Christmas lights with Mayor Jim Gray during the tree lighting festivities held in Triangle Park in Lexington, Ky., on 11/25/11, launching the beginning of the holiday season.
Santa Claus greeted children after he officially turned on the downtown Christmas lights with Mayor Jim Gray during the tree lighting festivities held in Triangle Park in Lexington, Ky., on 11/25/11, launching the beginning of the holiday season.

Here’s how services in Lexington will be affected during the holidays:

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government offices: Closed Dec. 24 and 25, and Jan. 1.

Courts: District and circuit courts closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31, and Jan. 1.

U.S. Postal Service: No regular mail delivery Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Libraries: All branches closed Dec. 24 and 25. All locations close at 5 p.m. Dec. 31. All locations are closed Jan. 1.

Lextran: Operating on a modified Sunday schedule on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Herald-Leader business offices: Closed to the public Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. For delivery issues, call 1-800-999-8881.

Waste collection by Lexington Division of Waste Management: This week, Residents and businesses that normally receive Thursday or Friday curbside pick-up were serviced on Wednesday. Next week, residents and businesses regularly serviced on Friday will receive curbside pickup on Wednesday. Thursday collection will follow the normal schedule.

Residents with city waste collection may dispose of Christmas trees by placing them on the curb the evening before their regular collection day. All decorations, ornaments and lights must be removed. Natural trees will be taken to the city’s composting facility, where they will be converted into mulch. Artificial Christmas trees will be sent to the landfill or may be donated to Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Tree collection will start Dec. 28 and continue through mid-January. Natural wreathes, garland and gourds may be placed in the gray yard waste cart.

Fayette County residents may recycle holiday lights, computers, televisions and small appliances at the city’s Electronic Recycling Center, 1306 Versailles Road. Learn more at Lexingtonky.gov/ecycle.

The city’s Recycling Center, Electronics Recycling Center and Haley Pike Waste Management Facility will be closed Dec. 24 and 25, and Jan. 1, plus the Saturdays after the holidays.

For more information on holiday waste disposal, contact LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255.

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