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Can Trash Be Disposed Of For Free?

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Is there a day where trash can be disposed of for free? If so, where can the items be taken? What items can be taken?

trash bin full of leavesOn Saturday, January 12 Fayette County residents can dispose of non-hazardous household items for free. The City of Lexington has partnered with Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station to make this happen. The event is from 6 am until 1 pm at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station at 1505 Old Frankfort Pike.

Residents can dispose of up to one pickup truck worth of non-hazardous household waste. Such items as bagged household waste, mattresses, small furniture, and up to four tires off the rim are accepted. There are items that can be dropped off but with a charge: construction and demolition debris and any items larger than what would fit in a curbside cart.

The guidelines for the Free Disposal Day:

  • Participants must present a valid Fayette County Drivers’ License
  • All loads must fit in a standard truck bedtrash: city of lexington logo
  • All loads must be covered by a tarp
  • Only regular household waste will be accepted
  • No more than four tires will be accepted and must be off the rim
  • No tire rims will be accepted
  • No commercial vehicles allowed
  • No hazardous materials, free flowing liquids, or yard waste will be accepted
  • Construction and demolition debris not included in free disposal event

Appliances, electronics, and hazardous materials like pesticides, motor oil, and paint will NOT be accepted during the event. Appliances can be taken to Environmental Recycling on Winchester Road free of charge. Electronic devices (computers, printers, cell phones, microwaves, and televisions) can be dropped off at the city’s Electronics Recycling Center on Versailles Road free of charge as well. Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Southland Drive takes donated liquid latex paint.

Free Disposal Day happens four times a year: January, April, July, and October.

For more information on the free disposal day, call LexCall at 3-1-1 or 425-2255. Sign up for alerts about other special disposal options by visiting www.LexingtonKY.gov/311alerts.


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