Lexington Officials Hope To Re-Establish Paper Recycling Late This Fall

Sep 6, 2019

Credit lexingtonky.gov

Lexington city officials say they are getting closer to re-establishing paper recycling. Door to door recycling of paper was suspended in May due to the lack of a market.

The city of Lexington is posting a request for proposals to businesses that might want to provide the recycling service.  Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton saw traditional options are no longer available.  She added it’s taken some time but city officials now believe they know what is needed. 

Gorton said hopefully paper recycling using Rosie containers will be back online in late fall.  The city has already invested in equipment to improve its aluminum sorting machine and is considering purchasing equipment to improve glass recycling.​

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