Lexington, SC (WLTX) -- Starting Tuesday, residents in the town of Lexington will have a new solid waste pickup day.
All household solid waste, recycling, and yard waste materials will be picked up on Tuesdays, according to a release from the Town.
Roll carts, recycle bins and yard debris need to be out on the curb by 7:00 am on Tuesday.
Yard debris - grass, leaves, pine straw, etc should be bagged. Limbs should be no longer than 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter. If they are not in compliance, the garbage collector will leave a red tag on one of the limbs.
Yard debris bags are provided for free and can be picked up from Town Hall in quantities of 5 at a time.
Cardboard boxes go out with yard debris. The boxes need to be broken down with no garbage in them.
The following items are recycled:
Newspapers and magazines less than 1 inch thick
Aluminum, metal cans and lids
Any cardboard or box not waxed or plastic coated
Plastic bottles and jugs with a slender neck or screw on top (tops can be left on). No bottles used for motor oil...
Office paper and junk mail.
At this time, glass is recycled when separated by color and dropped of at Lexington County Convenience Stations.
The Town uses a recycling collection method called co-mingling that puts all materials into the same truck for sorting at the Material Recovery Facility. Please do not use plastic bags or ties for items in the recycling bin.