LANCASTER - If you've got some heavy metal, Garrard County's Convenience Center wants it.
Through Saturday, Garrard County residents can dump refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters or anything else bulky made of metal free of charge at the center.
Garrard County Solid Waste Coordinator Bill Hack sees the free dump days as a step towards cleaning up the county. Since he started 2 1/2 months ago, the center has collected dozens of old appliances, all stacked up in massive piles alongside the road into the center.
"It goes to Mid-State Recycling in Danville," said Hack. Then it's shredded and goes to the Far East."
Hack said China and Japan do not have large quantities of iron ore and need the recycled metal for manufacturing. Thus yesterday's refrigerator may come back as tomorrow's car hood.