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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Labor Day holiday collection schedule announcement

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Labor Day holiday. No collection will be made on Monday, September 5.

Signal work at Nicholasville Road and Man O War rescheduled

The rewiring of traffic signals at the intersection of Nicholasville Road and Man O War Boulevard has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 21. Work is expected to start at 7 a.m. and finish around 3 p.m.

Sustainable environment grants will enhance neighborhoods

Twenty-two local organizations were awarded Sustainable Environmental Grants totaling $70,684. The grants are designed to promote creative, collaborative projects that improve and protect the environmental health of Lexington’s neighborhoods.



Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

  1. Paint by Nature: Streetside opening

    6 – 8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019

  1. Nature Hop

    11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  2. Nature Hop wrap-up reception

    5 – 6 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

  1. Art & Nature

    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.