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

2021 holiday collection schedule

Lexington residents may sign up for text or email notifications about Waste Management collection changes due to holidays or weather and special collection events. lexingtonky.gov/311alerts


City hosting Household Hazardous Waste event on May 22

City’s spring Household Hazardous Waste event will be held on Saturday, May 22.

Paper shred event – Saturday, April 24

Event will be held on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Mulch Giveaway – Saturday, April 17

Yard waste collected by the city is now available as mulch and will be given away to Lexington residents on Saturday, April 17.