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


Keep Lexington Beautiful putting cigarette urns in parks

Woodland, Jacobson and Shillito Parks have 34 new ash urns installed thanks to the Keep Lexington Beautiful Commission. The parks selected for the program are the city's most visited.

Lexington’s eight annual Gobble Grease Toss a big success

If you came out to the Gobble Grease Toss last week, you helped us set a record. Lexington collected more oil than ever, clocking in at 402 gallons from 83 participants. There must have been a lot of turkeys fried this Thanksgiving!

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. The Gobble Grease Toss will be held Friday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Redwood Cooperative School, 166 Crestwood Dr.