Leaf collection

The planning process for Lexington’s 2018 vacuum leaf collection program is underway. Watch for updates. The vacuum pickup is offered once a year for single-family homes that receive city waste collection service.

Sign up for 311 Alerts

311 Alerts is a system that allows residents to sign up for text or email notifications about city services and programs including vacuum leaf collection. 311 Alerts will remind you when leaves in your area will be collected and let you know when that work has been completed. Visit LexingtonKY.gov/311alerts or register through the LexCall app for Android and iPhone. 

Year-round options for those with city collection services

  • Grey yard waste cart: This is the best option for disposing of leaves and other yard waste. If you do not have a grey cart, request one by calling LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255. There is no cost to get a yard cart, which will be serviced on the same day as your trash and recycling carts.
  • Paper yard waste bags: Yard bag coupons are included in the city’s At Your Service newsletter, which is mailed to your home twice a year. As with yard waste carts, paper yard bags will be picked up on your regular collection day. Yard bag coupons can be used at Chevy Chase Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Meijer, Walmart and Kroger.


Where to rake your leaves

Where to rake leaves

Year-round options for all city residents

  • Haley Pike composting facility located at 4216 Hedger Lane (two free loads per month)
  • Using a composting mower
  • Composting

More information

Questions and concerns about leaf disposal can be directed to LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255