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

MLK holiday collections, closings announcement

No city waste collections will be made on Monday, Jan. 20. Those who normally receive city curbside pick-up on Mondays will be serviced on Jan. 22.

Free Trash Disposal Day – Saturday, Jan. 11

The City of Lexington is partnering with the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station to offer Fayette County residents a free trash disposal day for non-hazardous household waste. The event will be held Saturday, January 11, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Manchester Street to be open at Driscoll and closed at Willard

Adjustments are being made to the sewer construction plan for Manchester Street due to the discovery of an unmapped water line.

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