Description of Urban Services


In addition to standard or general services such as police and fire protection, sewers, and roads, Lexington homeowners can choose to receive trash collection, street lights, and street cleaning. These additional urban services are paid for through a property tax based on the services you select.

New developments are automatically put into an urban service tax district. The tax district they are put into determines the services they receive. Homeowners in existing developments that don’t have these services can add one, two, or all three on a street-by-street basis.

Waste Collection Service


Waste collection includes the following:

  • A 95-gallon green (garbage) cart that will be collected once a week. 
  • A 60- or 95-gallon blue (recycling) cart that will be collected on the same day as your garbage.    
  • A 95-gallon gray (yard waste) cart that will be collected on the same day as your garbage.   
  • Collection of unneeded items such as sofas, love seats, mattresses, appliances, and tires – as many as four off the rim tires – when you request a pickup through LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255.
  • Backyard service if you are physically unable to roll the carts to the street. The physical disability must be documented by a physician on a Waste Management exemption form. Call (859) 258-3473 to request the form.
  • A 95-gallon gray (yard waste) cart that will be collected on the same day as your garbage.   
  • Collection of unneeded items such as sofas, love seats, mattresses, appliances, and tires – as many as four off the rim tires – when you request a pickup through LexCall at 311.
  • Backyard service if you are physically unable to roll the carts to the street. The physical disability must be documented by a physician on a Waste Management exemption form. Call (859) 258-3473 to request the form.

Street Lights Service


Neighborhood street lights are placed on alternating sides of the street and are about 150 feet apart. Placement times can vary due to bad weather and easement issues.

Street Cleaning Service


Neighborhood streets are cleaned every four to six weeks.

Tax Districts and Services


Tax districts are identified by numbers, and they correspond to services as follows:

  • Tax District 1:  Full service – Trash, recycling, and yard waste collection, street lights, and street cleaning.
  • Tax District 2:  General service – No additional services beyond standard, general services
  • Tax District 3:  Partial service – Just waste collection (trash, recycling, and yard)
  • Tax District 4:  Partial service – Just street lights
  • Tax District 5:  Partial service – Just waste collection (trash, recycling, and yard) and street lights.
  • Tax District 6:  Partial service – Just street lights and street cleaning.
  • Tax District 7:  Partial service – Just waste collection (trash, recycling, and yard) and street cleaning.


The PVA’s website offers a tax district calculator to assist in calculating the cost of the new service.

Related links

Urban Services
Description of Urban Services
Petitioning for Urban Services

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