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Yard waste no more: Lexington Waste Management Division sets mulch giveaway for Saturday

Yard waste collected by Lexington’s Division of Waste Management during the past several months is now mulch.

A portion of that material will be given away to Lexington residents on Saturday, May 13 at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.

The mulch will be available for pick up from 8 a.m. until noon, or while supplies last. Residents should not arrive before 8 a.m. The mulch will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and is limited to one pickup truck load per person.

There will be a self-load area for those picking up smaller amounts of mulch. It is recommended that self-loading vehicles pack buckets, bags and a shovel to ensure a quick and easy loading process.

Lexington mulched more than 36,500 tons of yard waste through its composting program in 2016, up from 33,500 tons in 2015.

“We are happy to offer both the yard waste service and the free mulch days to the citizens of Fayette County,” said Tracey Thurman, Director of the Division of Waste Management. “The event provides a great opportunity to reuse a material in springtime yard projects that would otherwise be sent to the landfill.”

Enter via Jimmie Campbell Drive, and look for posted signage that will direct you through the event site. For more information, call LexCall 311 at (859) 425-2255.

From LexingtonKy.gov

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