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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News

Preparations underway for bridge removal

Preparations for the demolition of the Jefferson Street bridge are underway. The work comes after the Urban County Council last Thursday authorized Lexington Center Corporation to demolish the bridge and related infrastructure.

City to collect household hazardous waste – Saturday, Oct. 20

Fayette County residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted hazardous waste at a collection event on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the former landfill site at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections October 15 – 20

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. (This listed was updated on Oct. 15) BEACON HILL RD CAMBRIDGE DR

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Events

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

  1. Household Hazardous Waste event

    8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

  1. Tire collection event

    7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

  1. Tire collection event

    7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018

  1. Tire collection event

    7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

  1. Paper shred

    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.