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


Updated: Kroger now accepting City coupons for yard waste bags

Reversing an earlier decision, Kroger and will now accept City coupons for yard waste bags. Citizens can also redeem coupons at Walmart, Meijer, Lowe's, Home Depot or Chevy Chase Hardware.

Holiday waste collection schedule announced

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.  Residents and businesses whose regular curbside waste collection day falls on a holiday will be serviced on Wednesday instead.

City’s leaf vacuuming program to start on Nov. 6

Lexington’s vacuum leaf collection program will begin on Monday, Nov. 6.  The vacuum pickup is offered once a year for single-family homes that receive city waste collection service.