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Citizens’ Environmental Academy
Application deadline is March 30

Great American Cleanup

Coordinate a cleanup in your neighborhood, near your school, in your local park – anywhere! Register your event with Keep Lexington Beautiful, and receive free bags, gloves and other supplies.

Reforest the Bluegrass
April 14
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Veterans Park

Since 1999, volunteers have planted some 128,000 tree seedlings to improve streamside habitat and water quality as part of Reforest the Bluegrass. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and are advised to dress in weather-appropriate clothes with shoes or boots that can get muddy and wet. Yard work gloves may be useful but are not necessary.

Participants will be trained how to properly plant seedlings. Lunch is provided, and volunteers will receive a t-shirt on a first-come, first-serve basis. Facebook event page.

Household hazardous waste event
April 21, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Old Landfill Pad (1631 Old Frankfort Pike)

Fayette County residents can dispose of their household hazardous wastes properly and for free! This event is funded in part by the Kentucky Pride Fund through the Kentucky Division of Waste Management.

Paper Shred
May 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Old Landfill Pad (1631 Old Frankfort Pike)

Fayette County residents may bring up to five boxes or bags of material to be shredded at no cost. 

River Sweep
June 16, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Volunteers will travel in boats to collect trash from the 12 miles of the Kentucky River that border Fayette County. 

Volunteers should gather at the Clays Ferry Boat Dock off KY 25 under the I-75 overpass between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.  If you are using GPS to locate the River Sweep, use the address 9079 Old Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40515. There will be signs to direct you to the parking area.


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At Your Service newsletters


Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections March 26 – 30

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification.   Allendale Dr Cheryl Ln Della Dr Eastway Dr Faircrest Dr

Last week’s storm is delaying yard waste collections

Last week’s winter storm generated a lot of downed trees and limbs for residents in Fayette County. As a result, more yard waste carts, branch bundles and yard waste bags are being set out than is typical.

Portion of Lansdowne Drive to be rebuilt starting on Thursday

The section of Lansdowne Drive between Tates Creek Road and Brookhill Drive is scheduled to be rebuilt beginning Thursday, March 22. Road closures and traffic detours are required for this project. 



Saturday, April 14

  1. Free Trash Disposal Day

    6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  2. Reforest the Bluegrass

    9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 21

  1. Household hazardous waste event

    8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.