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


City increases efficiency with optimized collection routes

Waste Management will start using new collection routes on Monday, September 9, 2019. Collection days will not change.

City moves one step closer to paper recycling

The City has posted a request for proposals (RFP) with the hopes of having recycling back on line in late fall. Paper recycling was suspended in May.

Labor Day holiday collection schedule announcement

No city waste collections will be made on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. Those who normally receive curbside collections on Monday will be serviced on Wednesday, Sept. 4.



Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

  1. Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

  1. Paper Shred

    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019

  1. Truck-A-Palooza

    1 – 4 p.m.