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

Holiday waste collection schedule announced

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Recycle your cooking oil at the Gobble Grease Toss

Frying a turkey this holiday? Recycle your used cooking oil for free at the Gobble Grease Toss on Friday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Redwood Cooperative School, 166 Crestwood Dr.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections Nov. 18 – 23

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Breckenridge St Chestnut St Davidson Ct E Loudon Av E Seventh St

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Events

Friday, Nov. 29, 2019

  1. Gobble Grease Toss

    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.