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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New multi-way stop at Ft. Harrods Drive and Snaffle Road

Weather permitting, Traffic Engineering will be installing multi-way stop sign controls at the intersection of Ft. Harrods Dr. and Snaffle Rd. The work is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Looking at these trees can be a rewarding experience

Looking for something to do in October and get rewarded for doing it, then The Go See Trees Fall Challenge might be just for you.

Heat prompts change in waste collection schedule

With temperatures in Lexington early next week expected to be in the 90s and the heat index in the danger zone, the city’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its regular waste collection window.



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