Waste Management

Whether it's recyclables that we can use again, yard waste that we can turn into mulch, or items we haul to the landfill, we are always looking for ways to keep the Bluegrass beautiful. Our work is not just about getting rid of things, it's about Lexington's quality of life, its health, and the look of our community.

Collection days

Unlike the previous couple of years, yard waste collections will not be suspended during winter months. Weekly yard waste collections will be made unless bad weather cancels all collections.

2019 holiday collection schedule

Our five-year plan


Memorial Day holiday collection schedule announcement

Lexington's Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday.

Lexington temporarily suspends paper recycling

This article was updated on May 17, 2019 and on May 15, 2019 Changes in the global marketplace for recycled materials are forcing the Lexington Recycle Center to temporarily suspend recycling of paper products. The change will go into effect immediately.

Mulch Giveaway – Saturday, May 18

Mulch, created from yard waste collected by the city, will be given away to Lexington residents on Saturday, May 18, at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.