Live Green Lexington
We are the environmental go-to people for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. We work to preserve, protect, and enhance Lexington’s environment by educating the public about the need and benefits of creating a healthy and sustainable quality of life for our community.
We are a part of the Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works, which consists of the divisions of Waste Management, Water Quality (stormwater and sanitary sewers), Environmental Services, Traffic Engineering, and Streets & Roads.
Save these dates
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.
Free Trash Disposal Day
July 14, 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The City of Lexington offers Fayette County residents a free trash disposal day for non-hazardous household waste. The event will be held at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike.
Fayette County residents may dispose of up to one pickup truck load of household waste. Bulky items, such as mattresses, furniture, and up to four tires off the rim, will be accepted at this event.
Do your duty
When pet waste is left on lawns, trails or sidewalks, rain washes it into the city’s storm drains that lead straight to our local streams.
What can I do to help?
- Always pick up your pet’s waste.
- Carry a plastic bag when walking your pet so that you can dispose of pet waste properly. Some parks have pet waste stations with bags and trash cans that you can use.
- Pet waste should be bagged and put in the green trash cart, not the blue recycling cart or the gray yard waste cart.
- DO NOT compost or use pet waste as a garden fertilizer.
Share your Acts of Green on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag them #LexGoGreen to show others what they can do. Acts of Green can be big or small:
- Plan a neighborhood clean up. Register with Keep Lexington Beautiful.
- Plant a tree. Learn where to plant certain trees and what trees do well in Kentucky.
- Paint a storm drain to raise awareness of water quality. Learn how.
- Pick up after your pets on walks and in your yard to prevent pet waste from entering local streams through storm drains.
The Division of Traffic Engineering will be installing multi-way stop controls at the intersection of Eastin Road and Brookmeade Drive on Tuesday, July 24, weather permitting.
As part of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s infrastructure program, chemical foam is being injected into the sanitary sewer system to control and inhibit root growth within the system.
The 2018 Kentucky River Clean Sweep has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 18. A high water level caused the event – originally scheduled in June – to be postponed.