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.

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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News

Mulch Giveaway – Saturday, September 21

Yard waste collected by the city is now available as mulch and will be given away free to Lexington residents on Saturday, September 21, at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections Sept. 16 – 28

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Asbury Ln Astaire Ct Balfour Dr Bedinger Ct Boardwalk

Heat prompts change in waste collection schedule

With Lexington expecting temperatures to be in the 90s and the heat index above 100 this week, the city’s Division of Waste Management will be adjusting its regular waste collection window.

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Events

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019

  1. Intro to geocaching

    11 a.m. – noon

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

  1. Art & Nature

    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.