Mulch Giveaway and Household Waste Disposal Day – Saturday, April 18th

Yard waste collected by Lexington’s Division of Waste Management is now mulch material and will be given away for free on Saturday, April 18th, at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike (the city’s former landfill site).  The mulch will be available for pick up from 8 a.m. until noon, or while supplies last on a first-come, first-serve basis. Residents should not arrive before 8 a.m. and are limited to one pickup truck load each.
On the same day, the city is once again partnering with the Bluegrass Waste Alliance Transfer Station to provide an opportunity for Fayette County residents to drop off household waste for free. The event will run from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the transfer station located just down the road at 1505 Old Frankfort Pike. Normally, it costs $63.53 per ton to dispose of household waste per the Bluegrass Waste Alliance Transfer Station gate rate for the general public; however, residents may drop off up to one pickup truck load of bagged household waste and up to four off-the-rim tires for free at this event.
There will be signs to direct you to the mulch pick up area as well as the transfer station drop off area. Please note that this is for non-hazardous household waste only and does not include hazardous materials such as pesticides, motor oil or paint. Residents can take latex paint to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 451 Southland Drive. Residents are asked to contact the ReStore at (859) 252-2224 prior to taking paint there.
Appliances will also not be accepted at the event. Appliances may be taken to Environmental Recycling, Inc. at 3899 Winchester Road.
Electronic devices, such as computers, printers, cell phones, microwave ovens and televisions may be taken to the E-waste recycling facility at 1306 Versailles Road.
The guidelines for the free disposal day are:
·         Participants must have a valid Fayette County drivers’ license;
·         All loads must be level with the bed of the truck;
·         All loads must be covered by a tarp;
·         Only household waste will be accepted;
·         No more than four tires will be accepted and they must be off the rim;
·         No tire rims will be accepted;
·         No appliances will be accepted;
·         No commercial vehicles allowed;
·         No hazardous materials or free-flowing liquids.
The city offers free disposal days four times a year: January, April, July and October, usually on the third Saturday of these months.
For more information on the mulch giveaway or free disposal day, please call LexCall at 3-1-1 or 425-2255.