Lexington's Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming New Year’s holiday. Residents who normally receive Thursday pick-up from the division will be serviced on Wednesday, Dec. 31, the Wednesday before the holiday. No collections will be made on New Year’s Day. Residents with Friday pick-up will be serviced as usual.
Residents who normally receive Thursday pick up should place their Herbies, Rosies and Lennies out on Tuesday night, Dec. 30, to ensure collection on the Wednesday make-up day.
Businesses with dumpsters (landfill-bound and recycling) that normally receive Thursday pick-up from the division will have their units serviced on Wednesday, Dec. 31. Friday pick-ups will be made as usual.
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government offices will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, along with the Lexington Recycling Center, Electronics Recycling Center and Haley Pike Waste Management facility.POST OFFICES Post Offices nationwide will be open on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 31. Many Lexington Post Offices will shorten retail lobby hours and close early on these holiday eves. Regular mail delivery forDec. 31 will be unaffected by the change. Revised hours will be posted at each Post Office. If you are a business customer, please check with your Bulk Mail Entry Unit for specific information regarding holiday hours of operation. Post Offices will be closed Thursday, Jan. 1. All Post Offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Be sure to deposit your mail into all blue collection boxes by noon on Dec. 31, regardless of the final collection times posted. This means if the final collection time is already before noon (12 p.m.), there will be no change. However, if the final collection time is normally after noon (12 p.m.), mail may be collected early. HOW WILL THE SAUSAGE GET MADE? Lexington Fayette Urban County Council is on Winter Recess. TREECYCLE THIS: How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Lexington? The division of waste management began picking up discarded live Christmas trees for those who receive city collection service on Dec. 26. Trees will be picked up on your normal collection day and taken to the city’s composting facility where it will be converted into mulch. All decorations and wrappings must be removed from the tree. Pickup will continue through January 9, 2015. Fayette County residents can recycle holiday lights and other electronics such as computers, monitors and televisions at the city’s Electronic Recycling Center at 1306 Versailles Road. — If you have a Lexington, Kentucky New Year’s Event, post it to the Ace Calendar and share it with thousands of Ace’s Lexington readers. Subscribe to the Ace e-dition for Lexington news, arts, culture, and entertainment, delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning.