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.

2019 holiday collection schedule

Our five-year plan


Fourth of July holiday collection schedule announcement

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. No collections will be made on Thursday, July 4.

Mayor orders jump-start to city’s sputtering recycling program

Mayor Linda Gorton took several steps today to jump-start Lexington’s sputtering recycling program. “I want to make the changes we need to make and get our recycling program back on track,” Gorton said.

City’s recycling center reopens

The city’s Recycle Center has reopened and is once again processing recyclable materials. The center had been shut down because the machine that separates aluminum cans from other recyclables was not operating properly.