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.

2018 holiday collection schedule

Upcoming Waste Management events

Our five-year plan


Green Check Program certifies eight new businesses

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government honored eight new Green Check certified members. The Green Check program recognizes businesses for their green initiatives and helps them expand their sustainability efforts.

Labor Day holiday collection schedule announcement

Because of the Labor Day holiday no waste collections will be made on Monday, Sept. 3.

City to collect household hazardous waste – Saturday, October 20

Fayette County residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted hazardous waste at a collection event on Saturday, October 20. Lexington’s Division of Waste Management and other city agencies are coordinating the free event that will run from 8:30 a.m.



Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018

  1. Free Trash Disposal Day

    6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

  1. Household Hazardous Waste event

    8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

  1. Tire collection event

    7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

  1. Tire collection event

    7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018

  1. Tire collection event

    7 a.m. – 5 p.m.