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.

2018 holiday collection schedule

Upcoming Waste Management events

Our five-year plan


Donate unwanted yard signs for reuse

Environmental Services is collecting unwanted yard signs and stakes for reuse. Wire frames will be used for the Safe Streets initiative while signs will be used for an art project.

Got old tires? We’ll take them

Have old tires you want to get rid of? Those who generate less than five percent of their revenue from tire sales can drop off tires for free Nov. 1 – 3 at the city’s old landfill pad at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.

City’s leaf vacuuming program to start on Nov. 5

Lexington’s vacuum leaf collection program will begin on Monday, Nov. 5.  The vacuum pickup is offered once a year for single-family homes that receive city waste collection service.