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


Holiday tree collection continues

The holiday season has come and gone. Many residents are taking down their trees, and Lexington’s Division of Waste Management has begun picking them up. Residents with city collection can dispose of their tree by setting it at the curb on their regular collection day on or before Jan. 27.

MLK holiday collection schedule announcement

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2017) - Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. No collection will be made on Monday, Jan. 16.

Free Trash Disposal Day – Saturday, January 14

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2017) - The City of Lexington is once again partnering with the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station to offer Fayette County residents a free trash disposal day for non-hazardous household waste. The event will be held Saturday, January 14 from 6 a. m.



Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019

  1. Truck-A-Palooza

    1 – 4 p.m.