Live Green Lexington

We are the go-to environmental 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.

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No waste service will occur Thursday, Nov. 24, or Friday, Nov. 25. Residents and businesses that normally receive curbside pickup on Thursdays or Fridays will be serviced on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Yard waste carts will not be collected Thanksgiving week. Those with Thursday or Friday service should set out their green and blue carts, along with any yard waste bags or bundles, after 4 p.m. on Tuesday to ensure Wednesday collection.

In addition to Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, the Haley Pike Waste Management Facility, the Lexington Recycle Center and the Electronics Recycle Center will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Upcoming event

Friday, Nov. 25 
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Redwood Cooperative School, 166 Crestwood Dr.
Lexington residents can recycle used cooking oil for free at our annual Gobble Grease Toss. Be sustainable while you shop on the day after Thanksgiving.

Holiday light collection drop-off locations

Collection runs between Nov. 23 and Jan. 15.

Crank & Boom Manchester
1210 Manchester St.
Sunday – Thursday, noon – 10 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, noon – 11 p.m.

Crank & Boom Clays Mill
3101 Clays Mill Road
Sunday – Thursday, noon – 10 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, noon – 11 p.m.

Good Foods Co-Op
455-D Southland Dr,
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

John's Run/Walk Shop
317 S. Ashland Ave and 3735 Palomar Centre Dr Suite 140
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

305 Codell Dr.
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Lexington Children's Theatre
418 W. Short St.
Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. or when the box office is open for shows

352 Longview Plaza
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lyric Theater
300 E Third St.
Monday – Friday, 1 – 5 p.m.

Pivot Brewing
1400 Delaware Ave.
Monday – Thursday, 4 – 10 p.m.; Friday 4 – 11 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 10 p.m.

Visit Lex
215 W Main St., Unit 75
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

West Sixth Brewing
501 W Sixth St.
Sunday – Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Wednesday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – midnight

Wild Birds Unlimited
152 N Locust Hill Dr.
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.

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.


Recycle holiday lights right with collection drive

Collection runs from Nov. 23 through Jan. 15.

Thanksgiving holiday waste collection schedule

Those with Thursday or Friday collections will be serviced on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Recycle your cooking oil at the Gobble Grease Toss

Cooking oil that is collected will be used for biofuel research.