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

2023 holiday collection schedule

Waste Management alerts

Sign up for 311 Alerts about waste collection changes due to holidays or weather and special collection events.

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Early waste collection start times extended

City waste collections will start one hour earlier.

Weather prompts change in waste collection times

City waste collections will start 1 hour earlier Monday and Tuesday.

Heat prompts change in this week’s waste collection schedule

Commercial pickups Thursday and Friday will begin at 3:30 a.m., while residential pickups on Thursday and Friday will start at 4:30 a.m.