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Lexington to offer special yard waste collection in May

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Posted at 12:07 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 12:07:21-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The city of Lexington is planning to provide curbside yard waste pickup in May for its waste management customers.

On Wednesday, May 13, crews will pick up yard waste for everyone who has city garbage pickup on Mondays and Tuesdays. Lexington residents who have city collections on Thursdays and Fridays will have their yard waste picked up on Wednesday, May 20.

Lexington temporarily halted curbside residential yard waste pickup on March 23 to protect waste management employees.

“We have reviewed our supply of personal protective equipment and are happy to let residents know that we have adequate inventory to schedule a second yard waste pickup this spring,” says Nancy Albright, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works. “We appreciate that, over the years, many citizens have taken to heart the program that diverts yard waste from the landfill. To the extent that we can support that program while protecting our Waste Management employees from COVID-19, we are pleased to continue to offer collection services.”

Residents have several disposal options until routine yard waste collections resume:

  • Hold material until collection resumes.
  • Grass clippings can be left on your lawn and late-falling leaves can be mulched with a mower.
  • Start a compost pile.
  • Take the material to the Haley Pike Waste Management Facility at 4216 Hedger Lane. Hours for Haley Pike are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. No limit and no charge for Fayette Co. residents during the collection suspension. ID required.