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.

2018 holiday collection schedule

Upcoming Waste Management events

Our five-year plan

News

City to collect household hazardous waste – Saturday, October 20

Fayette County residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted hazardous waste at a collection event on Saturday, October 20. Lexington’s Division of Waste Management and other city agencies are coordinating the free event that will run from 8:30 a.m.

Free paper shred event and food drive on November 17

Lexington will host a Paper Shred Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. Fayette County residents may bring up to five boxes or bags of material to be shredded at no cost. No wet material will be accepted.

Free Trash Disposal Day – Saturday, July 14

The City of Lexington is partnering with the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station to offer Fayette County residents a free trash disposal day for non-hazardous household waste. The event will be held Saturday, July 14, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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