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.

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CKY Hauling takes all curbside recycling materials it collects to the Lexington Recycling Center for processing.  The Recycling Center will be shut down for improvements (January 6, 2020 through January 19, 2020). CKY Hauling and the Recycling Center do not have the ability to store the recyclables while the facility improvements are made.  CKY Hauling asks that all recycling customers hold their recycling for collection until the week of January 20th.  For customers that cannot store their recycling materials CKY will continue to run its residential recycling routes during the shutdown period, but the materials will have to be landfilled.  Further information regarding the Lexington Recycling Center shut down can be found at:

Recycle  Acceptable Items

Dry Cardboard

Aluminum Cans

Aerosol Cans

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