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


P.R.I.D.E. Day Celebration Honors Waste Collectors on April 4

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will host an event on April 4 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts to improve and ensure the rights of sanitation workers.

Last week’s storm is delaying yard waste collections

Last week’s winter storm generated a lot of downed trees and limbs for residents in Fayette County. As a result, more yard waste carts, branch bundles and yard waste bags are being set out than is typical.

Mulch Giveaway – Saturday, March 24

Yard waste collected by Lexington’s Division of Waste Management during the past several months is now available as mulch. A portion of that material will be given away to Lexington residents on Saturday, March 24, at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. 



Saturday, June 16

  1. River Sweep

    8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.