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Citizens’ Environmental Academy
Application deadline is March 30

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.

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


Presidents’ Day holiday collection schedule announcement

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Presidents’ Day holiday. No collection will be made on Monday, Feb. 19.

2018 Household Hazardous Waste date set

The City will host an event for Fayette County residents to dispose of their household hazardous wastes properly – and for free April 21.

Stormwater grant recipients announced

Nineteen grant recipients were awarded $1.7 million through the Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant Program this year. This program is designed to support projects in Lexington that improve and protect water quality. Revenue from the Water Quality Management Fee supports this grant program.