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


Yard waste collections running behind schedule

The Division of Waste Management is currently running behind on yard waste collections because of increased volume for this time of year.

River Sweep postponed due to high water

The Kentucky River Clean Sweep scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed.

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.