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.

Upcoming events

Trash Disposal Day
Saturday, July 10 | 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
BG 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. No hazardous waste. lexingtonky.gov/TrashDisposalDay

Mulch Giveaway
Saturday, September 25 | 8 a.m. – noon or when supply runs out
lexingtonky.gov/Mulchgiveaway

Trash Disposal Day
Saturday, October 16 | 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
BG 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. No hazardous waste. lexingtonky.gov/TrashDisposalDay

Household Hazardous Waste
Saturday, October 23 | 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1631 Old Frankfort Pike (enter via Jimmie Campbell Dr.)

Properly dispose of household hazardous waste.

Paper Shred
Saturday, November 13 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1631 Old Frankfort Pike (enter via Jimmie Campbell Dr.)
 lexingtonky.gov/PaperShred

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 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.

News

Portion of South Forbes Road to be closed starting Monday

South Forbes Road will be shut down between Manchester St. and the railroad tracks beginning Monday, June 21.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections June 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. East Hickman 4   Council Districts 5, 6 , 7 and 8 Alumni Dr

Open call for artists: Art by Nature

Visual artists of all types are encouraged to participate in the Art by Nature program. 

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