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

2021 holiday collection schedule

Lexington residents may sign up for text or email notifications about Waste Management collection changes due to holidays or weather and special collection events. lexingtonky.gov/311alerts


Paper shred event – Saturday, April 24

Event will be held on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Mulch Giveaway – Saturday, April 17

Yard waste collected by the city is now available as mulch and will be given away to Lexington residents on Saturday, April 17.

Free Trash Disposal Day – Saturday, April 10

Fayette County residents can dispose of up to one pickup truck load of non-hazardous household waste for free on Saturday, April 10.