City To Help Pick Up Storm Debris In Lexington

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Division of Waste Management will collect unbundled tree debris from this week’s storms through Friday, Feb. 22. Residents can pull the damaged trees and limbs to the curb, and they will be picked up on the normal garbage collection day.

Normally, citizens are required to cut and bundle tree limbs for collection, but because of the widespread damage this week, citizens should cut the trees into manageable pieces, and move the trees to the curb for collection. If residents have a large amount of tree debris for collection, they should call LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255, to arrange for pickup.

If tree debris is set out on the normal collection day and not removed, the city will need to send a special piece of equipment to facilitate the removal. Residents with a large quantity of tree debris should leave it on the curb, and city crews will collect it at a later time.

Residents should organize the limbs neatly for quick and safe collection. If a resident has a small amount of limbs, crews would appreciate it being bundled to speed up the process.

Waste Management crews do not collect “construction debris,” such as shingles, shutters, damaged wood and metal from a home, etc. If a resident has damage to their home, they should contact their insurance company to arrange for proper disposal. Also, the city is not responsible for cutting up downed trees on private property; again, residents should contact their insurance companies to arrange for cleanup.

Fayette County residents who do not receive city garbage collection can call LexCall at 311, or (859) 425-2255, to arrange for limb collection. Again, the limbs and cut trees should be neatly placed on the curb, and city crews will pick them up.

For questions about city garbage collection and tree debris removal, please call LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255.

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