Live Green Lexington

We are the environmental go-to people for the City of Lexington. 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, Building Inspection, Engineering and Streets & Roads.

Upcoming events

Paper Shred

Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Note: This date has been confirmed but is subject to change.)
1631 Old Frankfort Pike.

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

Trash Disposal Day

Saturday, Oct. 10, from 6 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Note: This date has been confirmed but is subject to change.)
Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike

Fayette County residents can dispose of up to one pickup truckload of non-hazardous household waste at this event. Items normally serviced through the city’s curbside collection program will be accepted. Construction and demolition debris, as well as yard waste and large outdoor items, will be accepted at the regular gate rate during the event; they do not qualify for free disposal. lexingtonky.gov/free-trash-disposal-day

Truck-A-Palooza

Mid-October to mid-November. This is a virtual event

From garbage trucks to knucklebooms to bulldozers, you can check out the trucks of the Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works, meet employees who drive them and learn what they do to serve the city.  lexingtonky.gov/Trucks

Household Hazardous Waste

Saturday, October 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Note: This date has been confirmed but is subject to change)
1631 Old Frankfort Pike
Fayette County residents can drop off the hazardous materials that have accumulated in their homes. These materials include common household items such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries and pesticides. Improper disposal can pollute air, water or soil and pose a threat to human health. lexingtonky.gov/hhw

Gobble Grease Toss
Friday, November 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Note: This date has been confirmed but is subject to change)
Redwood School, 166 Crestwood Dr.
Frying a Thanksgiving turkey? Never pour used cooking oil or grease down the drain. Bring it to us. lexingtonky.gov/GobbleGreaseToss

311 Alerts

311 Alerts is a system that allows residents to sign up for email notifications about city services and programs.

Please Note: Residents were originally able to sign up for text OR email notifications. The city is unable to rely on the text notification system, so has switched to email only.  

Citizens may register to receive notifications for:

  • Curbside waste collection schedule changes due to holidays or weather
  • Vacuum leaf collection dates and schedule
  • Receive reminders about Household Hazardous Waste Collections, Paper Shred Events, Reforest the Bluegrass, River Sweep and more.
  • Alerts when conditions are right for sanitary sewer overflows. 

Visit lexingtonky.gov/ 311alerts or register through the LexCall app for Android and iPhone. Select which notifications you’d like to receive, choose text or email notifications and provide your contact information.

Read our blog

The LiveGreenLexington blog is a resource for neighborhood and community leaders, especially those  who post to social media and send out newsletters, emails and other information. Each blog post focuses on a subject related to Lexington's Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works. 

Recycle updates

Contamination, regular maintenance and recycling markets can all affect Lexington’s Recycle Center, which serves communities throughout Central Kentucky. Visit lexingtonkygov/recycleupdates for the latest updates on what’s happening at the center.

2020 holiday waste collection schedule

News

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections September 28 – October 3

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Cane Run 4    Council Districts 1 and 6 Bishop Dr Blue Ridge Dr

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections September 21 – 26

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Cane Run 4    Council Districts 1 and 6 Allen Dr Bishop Dr

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections September 14 – 19

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Cane Run 4    Council Districts 1 and 6 Beverly Ave Blue Ridge Dr

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