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

Help make Nature Hop another big success

Last year’s Nature Hop was a success, and this year’s event promises to be even better, but we need your help to make it so.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections July 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. Creek Path Ln Denburn Ct Drummond Dr Georgetown Rd Goldenrod Ln

Waste collection schedule is being adjusted Thursday, Friday

Lexington is expecting extreme high temperatures, and, to keep its employees as safe as possible, the city’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its regular waste collection window on Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19.

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Events

Saturday, July 27, 2019

  1. Kentucky River Clean Sweep

    9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Meetings

Monday, Aug. 5, 2019

  1. Environmental Commission

    4 – 6 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 2, 2019

  1. Environmental Commission

    4 – 6 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 7, 2019

  1. Environmental Commission

    4 – 6 p.m.