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

News

City to collect household hazardous waste – Saturday, October 19

Fayette County residents can safely dispose of unwanted hazardous waste at a free collection event this Saturday, October 19. Lexington’s Division of Waste Management and other city agencies are coordinating the free event that will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free Trash Disposal Day – Saturday, Oct. 12

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, October 12, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Heat prompts change in waste collection schedule

With temperatures in Lexington early next week expected to be in the 90s and the heat index in the danger zone, the city’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its regular waste collection window.

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Events

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

  1. Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

  1. Paper Shred

    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019

  1. Truck-A-Palooza

    1 – 4 p.m.