About yard waste

Residents with city waste collection service can dispose of yard waste using their grey roll cart or yard waste bags. If you do not have a grey yard cart, request one by calling LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255 or online

Using the grey cart

Material put in the yard waste cart should be loose, not bagged.  

Limbs placed in the cart must not be longer than four feet in length or thicker than six inches in diameter. If the limbs don't fit in the yard cart, they must be bundled with twine and placed on the curb.

Decorations made from plants can be composted. Place carved or whole pumpkins, leaf and berry wreaths and other plant-based decorations in your gray yard waste cart after removing all wires, candles, lights, and other non-organic materials. Christmas trees are collected after the holiday through mid-January. Simply place the tree at the curb for pickup on your regular collection day after removing all lights, tinsel and ornaments.

Yard waste disposed using these methods will be taken to the city’s composting facility and turned into mulch.

Yard waste poster

We have created easy to print, multi-lingual posters for people to reference when using their yard waste cart.

Multilingual posters

When will it be collected

Your yard waste should be placed on the curb no earlier than 4 p.m. the day before your collection and no later than 5 a.m. on the day of your collection. Carts must be removed from the curb by 7 p.m. on your collection day. Find your collection day

Unlike the previous couple of years, yard waste collections will not be suspended during winter months. Weekly yard waste collections will be made unless bad weather cancels all collections.

Other options for those with city collection services

Paper yard waste bags: Yard bag coupons are included in the city’s At Your Service newsletter, which is mailed to your home twice a year. As with yard waste carts, paper yard bags will be picked up on your regular collection day. Yard bag coupons can be used at Chevy Chase Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Meijer, Kroger and Walmart.  

Vacuum program: The leaf vacuum program begins in early November and runs through late December.

Options for all residents

Haley Pike Facility: All Fayette County citizens can dispose of two pickup truck loads of yard waste at the Haley Pike Waste Management Facility each month at no charge.

Compost: Fayette County residents can also compost at home, turning yard waste and kitchen scraps into a soil nutrient

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