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

2024 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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Trash disposal day on Saturday, Jan. 13

On Saturday, Jan. 13, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fayette County residents have a free trash disposal day for non-hazardous household waste.

Holiday waste collection schedule

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Carts will not be picked up on Friday, Dec. 22, Monday, Dec. 25, or Monday, Jan. 1.

Annual holiday lights collection drive begins today

Holiday lights not quite shining like they were last year? Don’t throw them out. Recycle them through the city’s special collection drive. String lights, batteries and other electronics should never go in your curbside recycle bin or a mixed recycling dumpster.