Hamburg Home and Garden News – Winter 2021

Recycling Lights

Residents can drop off broken or unwanted holiday lights, including string lights, rope lights, and electric candles at one of the collection sites throughout the city until January 17.

Drop off locations in Lexington:

  • A Cup of Common Wealth
  • Bluegrass United Church of Christ
  • Broomwagon Bikes + Cafe
  • Chocolate Holler
  • Crank & Boom (Manchester St and Clays Mill locations)
  • Electronics Recycling Center
  • Good Foods Co-op
  • Johns Run/Walk (Ashland Ave and Palomar locations)
  • Lexington Visitors Center
  • Perspectives Inc.
  • West Sixth Brewing
Member Meet & Greet

BIA Members are invited to a Member Meet & Greet and BIA update via Zoom on Thursday, January 21 and 28 at 12 pm. The meeting is limited to 20 participants. RSVP by email to and you will receive the Zoom login link.

Makeup Trash Day

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. No collection will be made on Monday, January 18 in observance of the holiday. Residents and businesses that normally receive curbside pick-up on Mondays will be serviced on the Wednesday after the holiday. Those impacted should place their carts out after 4 p.m. on Tuesday to ensure Wednesday collection. Curbside collection will only be impacted for those normally serviced on Monday.

Tree Recycling

Curbside collection of natural trees is available with city service, on your regular collection day through January 29. Natural wreaths and garland with all wires and decorations removed can be placed in your gray yard waste cart.

Our neighborhood has also made it easy to turn your natural Christmas tree into a fish habitat. Just drop yours off (with all ornaments and tinsel removed) at Jacobson Park (near the boat dock) from 8 am to 5 pm daily until January 15.

BIA Cares
Photo provided by BIA Cares

BIA Cares hosted their annual Operation Military Cheer Toy drive with the Kentucky National Guard in December. New unwrapped toys were donated and dropped off in the neighborhood at Citadel Self Storage on Locust Hill Drive. Donated toys were then delivered to many KY military families and children. The annual traditional toy drive has been going on since 2010.


This article also appears on page 20 of the Winter 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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