Recycling

Waste Services of the Bluegrass is committed to protecting the environment. Toward that end, we support recycling efforts and accept a wide variety of recyclable materials. Unfortunately, not everything can be recycled at the facility we have our materials processed at.  Below is a list of materials accepted at the Lexington Recycling Center.

Recycling Flyer

Notice to All City of Cynthiana Recycling Customers

Unfortunately, the current method in which recycling material is collected (loose and by hand) places our employees at risk of getting sprayed with liquids or encounter airborne particulates as they move the material from the curb to the truck.  So, out of an abundance of caution for our employees we have SUSPENDED CURBSIDE RECYCLING COLLECTION until the Governor’s state of emergency declaration is lifted and the COVID 19 pandemic is over.  Please BAG ALL RECYCLABLES FOR DISPOSAL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.

Notice to All City of Versailles Recycling Customers

Unfortunately, the current method in which recycling material is collected (loose and by hand) places our employees at risk of getting sprayed with liquids or encounter airborne particulates as they move the material from the curb to the truck.  So, out of an abundance of caution for our employees we have SUSPENDED CURBSIDE RECYCLING COLLECTION until the Governor’s state of emergency declaration is lifted and the COVID 19 pandemic is over.  Please BAG ALL RECYCLABLES FOR DISPOSAL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.

Notice to All Jessamine County and City of Nicholasville Curbside Recycling Customers

The LFUCG Recycling Center is reopening. On Monday May 4th Central Kentucky Hauling will resume its normal recycling cart collection routes. The acceptable materials are plastic screw top bottles and jugs, glass bottles and jars, aluminum and steel cans and broken-down cardboard boxes. Mixed paper is no longer accepted at the recycling center. Never put trash, wood, green waste, car parts, plastic bags, liquids, food or wet material in your recycling cart.

Notice to All Franklin County Curbside Recycling Customers

The LFUCG Recycling Center is reopening. On Monday May 4th Central Kentucky Hauling will resume its normal recycling cart collection routes. The acceptable materials are plastic screw top bottles and jugs, glass bottles and jars, aluminum and steel cans and broken-down cardboard boxes. Mixed paper is no longer accepted at the recycling center. Never put trash, wood, green waste, car parts, plastic bags, liquids, food or wet material in your recycling cart.

Recycle  Acceptable Items

Dry Cardboard

Aluminum Cans

Aerosol Cans
(empty)

Steel Food Cans
(Please rinse. Labels can stay on.)

Plastic Bottles and Jugs
#1 & #2

Glass Bottles and Jars
Colored and clear.

Stop   Unacceptable Items

The following items are common contaminants to that get placed in recycling containers and are not accepted at Lexington’s recycling center where we take recyclables for processing.  Please throw them away in your trash cart or trash container. These items include:

  • Paper Products: boxboard, newspaper and inserts, magazines, phone books, office and school papers, catalogs, brown paper bags, etc.
  • Pyrex or plate glass
  • Ceramics
  • Packaging intended for the refrigerator or freezer: soft drink cases, frozen-food boxes, etc.
  • Styrofoam containers
  • Clamshell packaging
  • Disposable cups, hot or cold
  • Wrapping and tissue paper

Stop   Unwanted Items

Some items can damage equipment at the Lexington Recycling Center where we take recycling materials.  Avoid putting the following items in your recycling cart or recycling containers.  This will help keep the recycling center running safely and efficiently. Please throw them away in your trash cart or trash container. These items include:

  • Plastic bags, wrap and film
  • Hoses
  • Bungee cords
  • Christmas lights
  • Cloth
  • Chains