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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Recycling center is expected to reopen on Monday

The city’s recycling center is expected to reopen on Monday after having been shut down on Thursday and part of Friday after a gearbox motor on the facility’s main conveyor belt broke.  

Free paper shred event, food drive on Saturday, April 27

Safely dispose of personal documents for free on Saturday, April 27.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections April 22 - 27

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Antilles Dr Barrington Ln Blackford Pkwy Blackmoor Park Ln



Saturday, April 27, 2019

  1. Paper shred

    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

  1. Mulch Giveaway

    8 a.m. – noon


Monday, May 6, 2019

  1. Environmental Commission

    4 – 6 p.m.

Monday, June 3, 2019

  1. Environmental Commission

    4 – 6 p.m.

Monday, July 1, 2019

  1. Environmental Commission

    4 – 6 p.m.