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


Volunteer to coordinate a Great American Cleanup event

Know of an area in your neighborhood that could use some TLC and want to help improve Lexington’s environment? If so, consider coordinating a Great American Cleanup event.

Presidents’ Day holiday collection, closings announcement

Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Presidents’ Day holiday. No collections will be made on Monday, Feb. 18. Those with Monday pick-ups will be served on Wednesday, Feb. 20, instead.

City turns its focus to cold temperatures, Mayor says

Mayor Linda Gorton urged citizens to take extra precautions as temperatures dip to near zero levels.



Saturday, April 6, 2019

  1. Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

  1. Trash Disposal Day

    6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

  1. Paper shred

    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

  1. Mulch Giveaway

    8 a.m. – noon