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

2024 holiday collection schedule

Waste Management alerts

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Waste collection changes due to heat advisory; city offices closed on Wednesday in observance of Juneteenth Holiday

With the implementation of Phase One of Lexington’s Heat Plan, Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will begin collection services an hour earlier this week while the heat advisory remains in effect.  City offices will also be closed on Wednesday in observance of the

Visit Truck-a-Palooza at its new location on June 8

Truck-a-Palooza, the city’s annual touch-a-truck event, is back this Saturday at a brand new location!

Memorial Day waste collection schedule

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no city waste collection on Monday, May 27.