Live Green Lexington
We are the environmental go-to people for the City of Lexington. It’s our job to let you know what the city is doing to protect and improve the environment and how you can help.
Our team is 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.
TRASH DISPOSAL DAY
Saturday, July 9 | 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike
Drop off a level pickup load of bagged household waste and up to four tires off the rim.
July 30 – 31
Volunteers are needed to work at the Environmental Services' tent.
ART BY NATURE GALLERY
August 26 to September 24 | Wednesdays - Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m.
Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive
Art by Nature is a celebration of our local environment. Art will be available for purchase. Schedule of special events and additional details at: lexingtonky.gov/ArtByNature
September 17 and 18
Various locations and times (see the website)
Nature Hop is a way for our community to enjoy the natural areas of Fayette County. Schedule of activities at: lexingtonky.gov/Naturehop
NATURE HOP: “ANT MAN” movie under the stars
Saturday, September 17
Shillito Park, 3301 Brunswick Road
Activities start at 6:30 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m.
GO SEE TREES
October 3 to November 6
Various locations and on your own timetable (see the website)
The Go See Trees Fall Challenge is a tree-centric event designed to highlight the importance
of planting the right tree in the right place. lexingtonky.gov/GoSeeTrees
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT
Saturday, October 22 | 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1631 Old Frankfort Pike (Enter via Jimmie Campbell Dr.)
Fayette County residents can drop off the hazardous materials that have accumulated in their homes. The city will properly dispose of them, free of charge. lexingtonky.gov/HHW
LEX GLOW RIDE
Saturday, November 5
Coolavin Park, 550 W. 6th Street
Light up your bikes, skates, scooters and skateboards and take them out for a spin. The festival starts at 6 p.m. The 1.7-mile ride starts at 7 p.m. lexingtonky.gov/GlowRide
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.
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.
Grants fund projects such as stream restoration, constructed wetlands, rain gardens and pervious pavement installation.
This exhibit brings attention to front yard landscaping.
City waste collections will start 30 minutes earlier this week.