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.

Holiday tree pickup

Natural tree collections will be made between now and Friday, Jan. 28, 2022.

Upcoming events

Reforest 5K
March 19 | Hisle Farm Park
Proceeds will help raise money for the Reforest the Bluegrass program.

311 Alerts

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

Residents 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 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.


Wanted: your events that celebrate water

The third annual Water Week is just over two months away. Organizers are accepting submissions for events to be held March 19 – 27, 2022 that help celebrate the importance of water and our role in protecting it.

MLK holiday waste collection schedule announcement

No collections on Monday, January 17 because of the MLK Day holiday.

Galata Drive/Clays Mill Road intersection to be closed for a week

Galata Drive at Clays Mill Road will be closed Jan. 24 - Jan. 28.