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


Yard waste winter protocol begins

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will begin its winter collection protocol on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. During the protocol period, yard waste containers, bundles and bags will be collected by request only in response to reduced demand for the service during the winter months. Trash and recycling will continue to be collected weekly.

Holiday tree collection continues

The holiday season has come and gone. Many residents are taking down their trees, and Lexington’s Division of Waste Management has begun picking them up. Residents with city collection can dispose of their tree by setting it at the curb on their regular collection day on or before Jan. 27.

MLK holiday collection schedule announcement

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2017) - Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. No collection will be made on Monday, Jan. 16.