Live Green Lexington

We are the environmental go-to people for the City of Lexington. 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.

Upcoming events

Reforest the Bluegrass
April 11, 2020
Site and times TBD
https://www.lexingtonky.gov/reforest

Trash Disposal Day
April 11, 2020, 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike

Fayette County residents can dispose of up to one pickup truck load of non-hazardous household waste at this event. Items normally serviced through the city’s curbside collection program will be accepted.Construction and demolition debris as well as yard waste and large outdoor items will be accepted at the regular gate rate during the event; they do not qualify for free disposal. https://www.lexingtonky.gov/free-trash-disposal-day

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
April 18, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1631 Old Frankfort Pike. Enter via Jimmie Campbell Drive.

From time-to-time, the city offers a household hazardous waste collection. During these events, Fayette County residents can drop off the hazardous materials that have accumulated in their homes. The city will properly dispose of them, free of charge.  lexingtonky.gov/household-hazardous-waste

Mulch Giveaway
April 25, 2020, 8 a.m. – noon or when supply runs out
1631 Old Frankfort Pike. Enter via Jimmie Campbell Drive.

Yard waste collected by Lexington’s Division of Waste Management is composted into mulch that is available for free for Lexington residents. lexingtonky.gov/mulch-giveaway

Trash Disposal Day
July 11, 2020, 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike

Fayette County residents can dispose of up to one pickup truck load of non-hazardous household waste at this event. Items normally serviced through the city’s curbside collection program will be accepted.Construction and demolition debris as well as yard waste and large outdoor items will be accepted at the regular gate rate during the event; they do not qualify for free disposal. https://www.lexingtonky.gov/free-trash-disposal-day

Trash Disposal Day
October 10, 2020, 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike

Fayette County residents can dispose of up to one pickup truck load of non-hazardous household waste at this event. Items normally serviced through the city’s curbside collection program will be accepted.Construction and demolition debris as well as yard waste and large outdoor items will be accepted at the regular gate rate during the event; they do not qualify for free disposal. https://www.lexingtonky.gov/free-trash-disposal-day

311 Alerts

311 Alerts is a system that allows residents to sign up for email notifications about city services and programs.

Please note: Residents were originally able to sign up for text OR email notifications. The city is unable to rely on the text notification system, so has switched to email only. If you are switching your notifications from text to email, simply sign up for ALL notifications you want to receive. There is no need to cancel the text alerts. Those will be discontinued at the end of October.

Citizens 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.

2020 holiday waste collection schedule

LexGoGreen Radio

Every Monday at 11 a.m., you can tune in to Radio Lex, formally Lexington Community Radio, at 93.9 FM and learn more about our work and living green in Lexington. Episodes are also translated into Spanish and aired bimonthly on Monday at 11 a.m. Tune your radio to El Pulso at 95.7 FM and never miss an episode. You can also download the app or listen online at RadioLex.us.

 

News

MLK holiday collections, closings announcement

No city waste collections will be made on Monday, Jan. 20. Those who normally receive city curbside pick-up on Mondays will be serviced on Jan. 22.

Free Trash Disposal Day – Saturday, Jan. 11

The City of Lexington is partnering with the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station to offer Fayette County residents a free trash disposal day for non-hazardous household waste. The event will be held Saturday, January 11, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Manchester Street to be open at Driscoll and closed at Willard

Adjustments are being made to the sewer construction plan for Manchester Street due to the discovery of an unmapped water line.

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