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

2023 holiday collection schedule

Waste Management alerts

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Free paper shred event – Saturday, Sept. 23

Fayette County residents may bring up to five boxes or bags of dry material to be shredded at no cost.

Fall mulch giveaway – Saturday, Sept. 16

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

Labor Day holiday collection schedule

Those with Monday curbside pickups will be serviced on Wednesday, Sept. 6.