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

Fourteen local businesses receive Green Check honors

The City honored nine new Green Check certified members this week.

Mulch Giveaway – Saturday, September 21

Yard waste collected by the city is now available as mulch and will be given away free to Lexington residents on Saturday, September 21, at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.

Heat prompts change in waste collection schedule

With Lexington expecting temperatures to be in the 90s and the heat index above 100 this week, the city’s Division of Waste Management will be adjusting 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.