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

2022 holiday collection schedule

Lexington residents may sign up for text or email notifications about Waste Management collection changes due to holidays or weather and special collection events. lexingtonky.gov/311alerts


Fall mulch giveaway – Saturday, September 24

Mulch will be given away between 8 a.m. and noon, or until supply runs out.

Labor Day holiday collection schedule

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Labor Day holiday.

City employees assisting in Eastern Kentucky flood recovery effort

Crews will be scraping mud off the streets, cleaning storm sewers and disposing of debris.