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

News

Recycle your cooking oil at the Gobble Grease Toss

Are you frying your Thanksgiving turkey this year? Recycle your used cooking oil for free at the Gobble Grease Toss.

Free paper shred event and food drive

Lexington will celebrate America Recycles Day by hosting a free Paper Shred for Fayette County residents. The event will take place Saturday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.

Recycle Challenge begins

Families from three Lexington elementary schools kicked off the 2016 Recycling Challenge on Tuesday at The Lyric Theatre. Recycle Challenge is a program designed to increase participation in the city’s residential, curbside recycling program.

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Events

Saturday, June 16

  1. River Sweep

    8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.