LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kroger is no longer accepting the City's coupons in exchange for yard waste bags.
Citizens can, however, still redeem the coupons at Walmart, Meijer, Lowe's, Home Depot, or Chevy Chase Hardware.
"We apologize for any inconvenience," said Dowell Hoskins-Squier, Commissioner of Environmental Quality and Public Works. "This grew out of a prolonged payment dispute between Kroger and the City. It's unfortunate that it's happening now, when many people want yard waste bags to clear leaves off their yards."
The city is current on payment for verified coupons, and its annual budget for the coupon reimbursement is $175,000. Any coupons left blank or expired are not paid for by the city.
Since July 2015, Kroger has received $202,924.79 from the City, over one-third of the budget.
Concerns have also been expressed from the city about the price Kroger charges for the bags.