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

City to collect household hazardous waste – Saturday, October 19

Fayette County residents can safely dispose of unwanted hazardous waste at a free collection event this Saturday, October 19. Lexington’s Division of Waste Management and other city agencies are coordinating the free event that will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections Oct. 14 – Oct. 19

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Astaire Dr Barksdale Dr Bowen Ct Burgess Ave Colchester Dr

Winslow Street to be closed for two weeks

Winslow Street between South Limestone and South Upper will be closed for two weeks starting on Monday, October 14. In addition to the roadway, the sidewalks will also be closed. Crews, which will be working 24-hours a day, will be burying utility wires.

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Events

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

  1. Art & Nature

    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

  1. Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019

  1. Town Branch Birthday Party

    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

  1. Paper Shred

    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  2. Print with Nature

    10 a.m. – noon