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.
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.
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.
Free Trash Disposal Day
6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The City of Lexington offers Fayette County residents a free trash disposal day for non-hazardous household waste. The event will be held from 6 a. m. to 1 p.m. at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike.
Fayette County residents may dispose of up to one pickup truck load of household waste. Bulky items, such as mattresses, furniture, and up to four tires off the rim, will be accepted at this event.
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:
- Plan a neighborhood clean up. Register with Keep Lexington Beautiful.
- Plant a tree. Learn where to plant certain trees and what trees do well in Kentucky.
- Paint a storm drain to raise awareness of water quality. Learn how.
- Pick up after your pets on walks and in your yard to prevent pet waste from entering local streams through storm drains.
On Saturday, May 19, the inaugural class graduated from the Citizens’ Environmental Academy, and the Class of 2019 began the program.
E. Short Street between N. Mill and N. Upper Street will be closed to traffic between 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, and Wednesday, May 30.
The city will adjust its waste collection schedule for the Memorial Day holiday. Those who normally receive curbside collections on Mondays will be serviced on Wednesday, May 30.