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Lexington Recycling Center Reopens After Mechanical Problem Resolved

Posted at 4:05 PM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 16:05:35-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Lexington’s Recycling Center is back open, city officials said Wednesday, several days after a mechanical problem idled the facility.

Officials said last week that a mechanical problem had shut down a machine that separates aluminum cans from other materials.

Recycling materials were being sent to the landfill but will resume being sent to the recycling facility, officials said.

Officials said previously that residents can help prevent future mechanical issues by recycling properly and keeping recyclable materials dry by closing lids on carts and dumpsters to prevent moisture from getting in. Unwanted and wet materials place additional stress on mechanical components and can place employees at risk.

Lexington’s Recycle Center only accepts: dry cardboard, aluminum and steel cans, plastic bottles and jugs with a screwtop neck, glass bottles and jars.