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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Alert: Recycling changes

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Due to changes in the recycle market and the materials that are accepted at the Lexington Material Recovery Center the list of materials that are acceptable in the recycle cart has changed. Effective immediately Paper products, Fiberboard products of all type and Glass of all colors will no longer be accepted. We understand this will take time in getting use to these changes, however carts will not be tagged for mentioned items for the first few weeks, after this grace period carts in violation will be tagged and left. We hope this change is only temporary, Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

ITEMS THAT CAN BE PLACED IN RECYCLE CART

Any size screw top plastic bottle or jug #1-2

Dry corrugated cardboard

Aluminum and steel cans

ITEMS THAT CANNOT BE RECYCLED 

If not sure of an item, please place that item in your trash cart.

Paper products: newspaper, magazines, phone books, office and school papers, catalogs, brown paper bags, wrapping and tissue paper

Cardboard tubes and fiberboard boxes

Glass bottles and jars any color

Plastic bags or plastic film, clam shell packaging

Medical waste (ex: tubing, hoses, bags, bottles, needles)

Window, plate, or mirror glass, or ceramic tiles

Household trash (ex: clothes, wood, hoses, coat hangers) Styrofoam of any type

Call the Division of Solid Waste at 875-8527 or the Public Works Dept. at 352-2088  for more information about the Recycling program or visit our website at www.frankfort.ky.gov

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