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

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Holiday collections

Residents and businesses with curbside city waste collection will be impacted by the holidays listed below. Put your carts out after 4 p.m. the day before service in order to receive service those holiday weeks.

Winter yard waste collection

Starting Tuesday, December  27, Lexington will collect natural trees for mulching. Curbside tree pickup will be offered through Friday, January 27.  All lights, ornaments and other decorations must be removed before setting your tree out.

Mulch Giveaway – Saturday, September 17

Yard waste collected by Lexington’s Division of Waste Management during the past several months is now mulch. A portion of that material will be given away for free to Lexington residents on Saturday, September 17 at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. 

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