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Haley Pike landfill to close at end of the year

After 33 years, the landfill on Haley Pike in Lexington is about to close.

Officials with Lexington's Division of Waste Management say the landfill will close December 31, because it's run out of space.

Officials say when the landfill first opened, it was used to dispose of the city's garbage. In 1995, the city began sending its garbage out of the county, and the Haley Pike landfill only accepted construction and demolition debris.

City officials say Lexington's composting and convenience center will remain open on Haley Pike. People living outside the urban services area will still be able to drop off landfill-bound waste and recyclables there as well.

Construction and demolition debris can be taken to the Thoroughbred Landfill on Hedger Lane in Lexington, the Bluegrass Waste Alliance Transfer Station on Old Frankfort Pike in Lexington, the Central Kentucky Landfill on Double Culvert Road in Georgetown, the Tri K Landfill on Highway 3249 in Stanford, and the Benson Valley Area Landfill on Highway 151 in Frankfort.

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