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
Anytime
Anywhere

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.

Free Trash Disposal Day
July 14, 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 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.

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.

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#LexGoGreen

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

News

Waller Ave. closed for railroad crossing work

Waller Ave. is closed to traffic through Friday, June 22, while crews replace the railroad crossing. A marked detour route is in place.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections June 18 – 22

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Alexandria Dr Aster Rd Azalea Dr Beacon Hill Rd Cypress Dr

Chemical root control work: June 18 – 23

As part of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s infrastructure program, chemical foam is being injected into the sanitary sewer system to control and inhibit root growth within the system.

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Events

Saturday, July 14, 2018

  1. Free Trash Disposal Day

    6 a.m. – 1 p.m.