Live Green Lexington

We are the environmental go-to people for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. We work to preserve, protect, and enhance Lexington’s environment by educating the public about the need and benefits of creating a healthy and sustainable quality of life for our community.

We are a 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 and Streets & Roads.

Sign up for 311 Alerts

311 Alerts is a system that allows residents to sign up for text or email notifications about city services and programs.

Citizens may register to receive notifications for:

  • Curbside waste collection schedule changes due to holidays or weather
  • Vacuum leaf collection dates and schedule
  • Special collection events such as Household Hazardous Waste Collections and Paper Shred
  • Volunteer events such as Reforest the Bluegrass and River Sweep.
  • Alerts when conditions are right for sanitary sewer overflows. 

Visit LexingtonKY.gov/ 311alerts or register through the LexCall app for Android and iPhone. Select which notifications you’d like to receive, choose text or email notifications and provide your contact information.

To register for text and email notifications, complete the form twice – once for each method of communication. You may choose to receive different notifications by text than by email.

Save these dates

Great American Cleanup
Anytime
Anywhere

Coordinate a cleanup in your neighborhood, near your school, in your local park – anywhere! Register your event with Keep Lexington Beautiful, and receive free bags, gloves and other supplies.

Household hazardous waste event
Saturday, Oct. 20 | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Old Landfill Pad (1631 Old Frankfort Pike)

Fayette County residents can dispose of their household hazardous wastes properly and for free! This event is funded in part by the Kentucky Pride Fund through the Kentucky Division of Waste Management.  

Tire collection event
Thursday, Nov. 1 & Friday, Nov. 2 | 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 3 | 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Old Landfill Pad (1631 Old Frankfort Pike)

Fayette County residents, farmers and businesses that generate less than 5% of their revenues from tire sales are welcome to drop off unwanted tires. Tire retailers may not dispose of tires during this event.

Paper shred
Saturday, Nov. 17 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Old Landfill Pad (1631 Old Frankfort Pike)

Fayette County residents may bring up to five boxes or bags of material to be shredded at no cost. No wet material will be accepted. Free for Fayette County residents.

Do your duty

When pet waste is left on lawns, trails or sidewalks, rain washes it into the city’s storm drains that lead straight to our local streams.

What can I do to help?

  • Always pick up your pet’s waste.
  • Carry a plastic bag when walking your pet so that you can dispose of pet waste properly.  Some parks have pet waste stations with bags and trash cans that you can use.
  • Pet waste should be bagged and put in the green trash cart, not the blue recycling cart or the gray yard waste cart.
  • DO NOT compost or use pet waste as a garden fertilizer.

LEARN MORE

#LexGoGreen

Share your Acts of Green on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag them #LexGoGreen to show others what they can do. Acts of Green can be big or small:

At Your Service newsletters

News

Lane changes on Wellington Way

Traffic Engineering will be changing the lanes on the westbound Wellington Way approach to Harrodsburg Road. 

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections September 24 – 29

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. BURLEY AVE COMPLEX DR CONN TER COOPER DR DEVONSHIRE AVE

Green Check Program certifies eight new businesses

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government honored eight new Green Check certified members. The Green Check program recognizes businesses for their green initiatives and helps them expand their sustainability efforts.

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Events

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018

  1. Free Trash Disposal Day

    6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

  1. Household Hazardous Waste event

    8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

  1. Tire collection event

    7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

  1. Tire collection event

    7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018

  1. Tire collection event

    7 a.m. – 5 p.m.