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


Memorial Day holiday collection schedule announcement

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. No collection will be made on Monday, May 29. Residents and businesses that normally receive curbside pick-up on Monday will be serviced the Wednesday after the holiday, May 31.

Free paper shred event and food drive

Lexington will host a Paper Shred Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. Fayette County residents may bring up to five boxes or bags of material to be shredded at no cost.

Mulch Giveaway – Saturday, May 13

Yard waste collected during the past several months is now mulch. A portion of that material will be given away to Lexington residents on Saturday, May 13 at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. The mulch will be available for pick up from 8 a.m. until noon, or while supplies last.