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


Fall mulch giveaway – Saturday, September 25

This year’s fall mulch giveaway for Lexington residents will be held on Saturday, September 25.

Labor Day holiday collection schedule announcement

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Labor Day holiday.

Applications being accepted for Community Environmental Academy

Applications are being accepted for Lexington’s 2021-22 Community Environmental Academy (CEA). Topics covered include water quality, wastewater treatment, urban forestry, transportation, waste management and more.