Tour Lexington’s recycling center, win a recycled bench

This just in from the city:

Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and the Keep Lexington Beautiful Commission invite you to celebrate America Recycles Day by participating in a tour of the city’s newly improved recycling center.
Earlier this year, a new, 10,000-square-foot tension fiber structure that receives recyclable materials was added to the city’s recycling center. The structure adds capacity of 600 tons of recyclables.
New equipment has been installed to speed the recycling process and allow for glass to be mixed with other recyclables in Rosie containers.
Tours of the recycling center will be offered on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. Citizens interested in touring the center should RSVP by calling LexCall at 311, or 425-2255. Lexington’s Recycling Center is located at 360 Thompson Road.
Another way to celebrate America Recycles Day is to take the America Recycles Day Pledge. Visit and fill out the electronic pledge card.
Lexington residents who participate will have their name entered in a drawing for a bench made from recycled plastic jugs by Play Mart, valued at approximately $400. Plastic jugs placed in Rosie containers by Lexington residents are sent to Play Mart, located in Somerset, Ky.
Since 1997, communities across the country have observed America Recycles Day on Nov. 15. America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs.
The Keep Lexington Beautiful Commission, a 13-member group, has been appointed to focus attention on litter prevention, beautification and community improvement and waste reduction.
For more information on the Commission, go to