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


Presidents’ Day holiday collection schedule announcement

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Presidents’ Day holiday. No collection will be made on Monday, Feb. 19.

2018 Household Hazardous Waste date set

The City will host an event for Fayette County residents to dispose of their household hazardous wastes properly – and for free April 21.

Free paper shred event and food drive on May 19

Lexington will host a Paper Shred on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 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.