Live Green Lexington

We are the environmental go-to people for the City of Lexington. It’s our job to let you know what the city is doing to protect and improve the environment and how you can help.

Our team is part of the Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works, which consists of the divisions of Waste Management, Water Quality (stormwater and sanitary sewers), Environmental Services, Traffic Engineering, Building Inspection, Engineering and Streets & Roads.

Upcoming events

August 26 to September 24 | Wednesdays – Saturdays | Noon to 5 p.m.
Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive
Art by Nature is a celebration of our local environment. Art will be available for purchase. Schedule of special events and additional details at

September 17 and 18   
Various locations and times (see the website)
Nature Hop is a way for our community to enjoy the natural areas of Fayette County. Schedule of activities at

NATURE HOP: “ANT-MAN” movie under the stars
Saturday, September 17  
Shillito Park, 3301 Brunswick Road
Activities start at 6:30 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 24 | 8 a.m. – noon
1631 Old Frankfort Pike (Enter via Jimmie Campbell Dr.)
Yard waste collected by Lexington’s Waste Management is composted into mulch that is available for free for Lexington residents from time to time.

October 3 to November 6
Various locations and on your own timetable (see the website)
The Go See Trees Fall Challenge is a tree-centric event designed to highlight the importance 
of planting the right tree in the right place.

October 8 | 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
BG Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike
Fayette County residents can dispose of up to one pickup truck load of non-hazardous household waste at this event. Items normally serviced through the city’s curbside collection program will be accepted. Construction and demolition debris, as well as yard waste and large outdoor items, will be accepted at the regular gate rate during the event; they do not qualify for free disposal.

Saturday, October 22 | 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1631 Old Frankfort Pike (Enter via Jimmie Campbell Dr.)
Fayette County residents can drop off the hazardous materials that have accumulated in their homes. The city will properly dispose of them, free of charge.

Saturday, October 29 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1631 Old Frankfort Pike (Enter via Jimmie Campbell Dr.)
Fayette County residents may bring up to five boxes or bags of material to be shredded at no cost.

Saturday, November 5  
Shillito Park, 3301 Brunswick Road
Light up your bikes, skates, scooters and skateboards and take them out for a spin. The festival starts at 6 p.m. The ride starts at 7 p.m.

Read our blog

The LiveGreenLexington blog is a resource for neighborhood and community leaders, especially those who post to social media and send out newsletters, emails and other information. Each blog post focuses on a subject related to Lexington's Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works. 

Recycle updates

Contamination, regular maintenance and recycling markets can all affect Lexington’s Recycle Center, which serves communities throughout Central Kentucky. Visit lexingtonkygov/recycleupdates for the latest updates on what’s happening at the center.

At Your Service newsletters


Clays Mill Road detour routes to Harrodsburg Road

Clays Mill Road, from Lane Allen to Harrodsburg Road, is currently limited to residential traffic only on most roadways as the city continues its work to widen Clays Mill.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections August 15 - 20

Residents on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Certain conditions may cause this schedule to change.

Clays Mill Road construction enters final phase

On Tuesday, August 9, Clays Mill Rd. from Rosemont Garden to Harrodsburg Rd. will be closed to through traffic.