Fayette County residents can safely dispose of unwanted hazardous waste at a free collection event this Saturday, October 19. Lexington’s Division of Waste Management and other city agencies are coordinating the free event that will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the former landfill site at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.
“This event gives our residents the chance to properly dispose of hazardous items like used motor oil and antifreeze, herbicides, pesticides and other household materials that accumulate over time,” says Tracey Thurman, Director of the Division of Waste Management.
Accepted materials include household cleaners, gasoline, automotive care products, mercury and solvents. A complete list of acceptable items can be found at www.LexingtonKY.gov/HHWevent.
Participants will be asked to complete a short survey, which can also be found on the event website. Copies will be available the day of, but participants can help the line move more quickly by completing the survey in advance and bringing it with them.
Latex paint can be taken to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 451 Southland Drive throughout the year to be mixed into new colors and resold. Fluorescent tubes and electronics, like televisions, radios, cell phones and computers, can be taken to the city’s Electronics Recycling Center at 1306 Versailles Road six days a week. Both latex paint and electronics will be accepted at Saturday’s event.
The entrance to the collection event will be via Jimmie Campbell Drive. Residents are asked not to arrive earlier than 8:30 a.m. as the contractor and city crews will not be able to serve anyone before the event’s start time.
The collection event is funded, in part, by a grant from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management as part of the Kentucky Pride Fund. The event is for Fayette County residents only; waste from businesses will not be accepted.
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