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

Upcoming Waste Management events

Our five-year plan


MLK holiday collections, closings announcement

The city will adjust its waste collection schedule for the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. No collections will be made on Monday, Jan. 21.

Free Trash Disposal Day – Saturday, January 12

Fayette County residents can dispose of up to one pickup truck load of non-hazardous household waste on Saturday, January 12.

New Year’s Day holiday collections and closings

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the New Year’s Day holiday. Residents and businesses whose regular curbside waste collection day falls on Tuesdays will be serviced the following day instead.