Free trash disposal day

The City of Lexington partners with the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station to offer Fayette County residents a free** trash disposal day for non-hazardous household waste four times a year. Events are held in January, April, July and October.

The remaining Free Trash Disposal Day in 2021 is October 9.

The event run from 6 a.m. – 1.p.m. at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, which is located at 1505 Old Frankfort Pike.  

**Construction and demolition debris as well as any items larger than what would fit in the curbside cart will not be accepted free of charge but can be dropped off at the regular gate rate during the event.

About the event

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.

The guidelines for the free disposal day are:

  • Participants must present a valid Fayette County drivers’ license
  • All loads must fit in a standard truck bed
  • All loads must be covered by a tarp and level with the bed of the truck
  • No commercial vehicles allowed
  • All loads will be subject to inspection, and acceptance of materials at no cost will be at the discretion of Transfer Station employees
  • Items accepted at no cost include: mattresses, box springs, bagged household waste, small indoor household furniture such as tables and chairs, up to four tires off the rim
  • Items accepted at a cost include: any material that does not originate from inside a household such as outdoor furniture and grills, as well as appliances, electronics, tire rims or any tires over four per load, yard waste of any kind, construction and demolition debris, building and remodeling material, outdoor sheds and shelters, water hoses
  •  Items not accepted at the facility at any time include: hazardous materials, free-flowing liquids such as paint or pool chemicals, medical waste.

Appliances and electronics will not be accepted for free during this event. Appliances may be taken to Environmental Recycling Inc. at 3899 Winchester Road where they will be accepted at no charge. Electronic devices, such as computers, printers, cell phones, microwave ovens and televisions, can be dropped off at no cost to the city’s Electronics Recycling Center at 1306 Versailles Road. Residents can donate liquid latex paint to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 451 Southland Dr.

Hazardous materials such as pesticides, motor oil and paint will not be accepted at this event. Residents can bring such items to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. This collection is free for Fayette County residents.

Lexington offers free disposal days four times a year: January, April, July and October. Visit for more information on normal disposal rates and transfer station hours of operation.

For more information on the free disposal day, call LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255. Sign up for alerts about other special disposal options by visiting