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


Mulch Giveaway – Saturday, March 24

Yard waste collected by Lexington’s Division of Waste Management during the past several months is now available as mulch. A portion of that material will be given away to Lexington residents on Saturday, March 24, at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. 

Changes made to Waste Management services

Changes to the city’s Loan-A-Box program and the cost of an additional dumpster collection have been made and are now in effect.

Presidents’ Day holiday collection schedule announcement

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Presidents’ Day holiday. No collection will be made on Monday, Feb. 19.



Saturday, June 16

  1. River Sweep

    8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.