Environmental Quality & Public Works

Mission statement

To preserve, protect and enhance our Bluegrass environment; to provide public infrastructure systems that are safe, efficient and economical; and to promote a healthy and sustainable quality of life for our citizens.

Spring 2017 At Your Service newsletter

Environmental Services

Our division engages the public about environmental issues in our community. We work closely with Waste Management and Water Quality to support recycling and stormwater efforts in Lexington. We also manage sustainability initiatives and handle the beautification and maintenance of the city's green spaces and corridors.

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Streets & Roads

Streets & Roads maintains all city and county roads, except those on the state and federal highway system.

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Traffic Engineering

Traffic Engineering is responsible for the maintenance and daily operation of the city's computerized traffic control system, including first-line response for emergency signal repair.

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Waste Management

The Division of Waste Management is not just about getting rid of things, it's about Lexington's quality of life, its health, and the look of our community.

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Water Quality

The Division of Water Quality provides citizens of Lexington-Fayette County with wastewater treatment and stormwater management services.

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Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections March 26 – 30

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification.   Allendale Dr Cheryl Ln Della Dr Eastway Dr Faircrest Dr

Last week’s storm is delaying yard waste collections

Last week’s winter storm generated a lot of downed trees and limbs for residents in Fayette County. As a result, more yard waste carts, branch bundles and yard waste bags are being set out than is typical.

Portion of Lansdowne Drive to be rebuilt starting on Thursday

The section of Lansdowne Drive between Tates Creek Road and Brookhill Drive is scheduled to be rebuilt beginning Thursday, March 22. Road closures and traffic detours are required for this project. 



Saturday, March 24

  1. Mulch Giveaway

    8 a.m. – noon

Saturday, April 14

  1. Free Trash Disposal Day

    6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  2. Reforest the Bluegrass

    9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 21

  1. Household hazardous waste event

    8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.