Live Green Lexington

We are the environmental go-to people for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. 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, and Streets & Roads.

Save these dates

Great American Cleanup

Coordinate a cleanup in your neighborhood, near your school, in your local park – anywhere! Register your event with Keep Lexington Beautiful, and receive free bags, gloves and other supplies.

Mulch giveaway
Sept. 22, 8 a.m. – noon
Old Landfill Pad (1631 Old Frankfort Pike) -- Enter via Jimmie Campbell Dr.

Fayette County residents may collect up to one truckload of mulch for free. Mulch is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Household hazardous waste event
Oct. 20, 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.  

Tire collection event
Nov. 1-3, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Old Landfill Pad (1631 Old Frankfort Pike)

Fayette County residents, farmers and businesses that generate less than 5% of their revenues from tire sales are welcome to drop off unwanted tires from Thursday, November 1 -- Saturday, November 3 at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. The tire collection will run from 7 a.m. -- 5 p.m. all three days, rain or shine. Tire retailers may not dispose of tires during this event.

Paper shred
Nov. 17, 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. No wet material will be accepted. Free for Fayette County residents.

Do your duty

When pet waste is left on lawns, trails or sidewalks, rain washes it into the city’s storm drains that lead straight to our local streams.

What can I do to help?

  • Always pick up your pet’s waste.
  • Carry a plastic bag when walking your pet so that you can dispose of pet waste properly.  Some parks have pet waste stations with bags and trash cans that you can use.
  • Pet waste should be bagged and put in the green trash cart, not the blue recycling cart or the gray yard waste cart.
  • DO NOT compost or use pet waste as a garden fertilizer.



Share your Acts of Green on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag them #LexGoGreen to show others what they can do. Acts of Green can be big or small:

At Your Service newsletters


Paint by Nature: Streamside exhibit celebrates nature

Paint by Nature: Streamside exhibit showcases art inspired by local greenways and streamside restoration projects.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections August 20 – 25

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. ALUMNI DR BLUEBIRD LN BOB O LINK DR BUCKNER CT CHANDLER LN

Volunteers needed for water quality testing

The City will be holding a workshop to train interested citizens on how to sample the water quality of our creeks. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, August 21 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Town Branch Wastewater Treatment Plan.