Lexington Recycling Center Remains Closed

Jun 10, 2019

file photo-Piles of recyclables behind the recycling center
Credit Stu Johnson

Lexington’s Recycling Center remains shut down after the installation of a new part didn’t fix the problem.  The sorting facility off Manchester Street closed last Thursday.

Angela Poe in Environmental Quality and Public Works said it’s unclear when the Recycling Center will re-open.  She said the staff is working with the manufacturer of the part. “We’re working with them to figure that out, but without knowing what’s wrong and what parts we need, it’s real hard to put a time table on this.  But, it is a top priority to get the Recycle Center back up and going,” said Poe.

Poe noted citizens with Rosie recycling containers can hold their material back or put it out to curb and crews will pick it up.  Recyclables collected would then be taken to the landfill.  Poe said when recycling operations resume, that information will be posted on the city’s website.

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