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.

Sign up for 311 Alerts

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

Citizens may register to receive notifications for:

  • Curbside waste collection schedule changes due to holidays or weather
  • Vacuum leaf collection dates and schedule
  • Special collection events such as Household Hazardous Waste Collections and Paper Shred
  • Volunteer events such as Reforest the Bluegrass and River Sweep.
  • Alerts when conditions are right for sanitary sewer overflows. 

Visit 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.

To register for text and email notifications, complete the form twice – once for each method of communication. You may choose to receive different notifications by text than by email.

Save these dates

Household hazardous waste event
Saturday, 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
Thursday, Nov. 1 & Friday, Nov. 2 | 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 3 | 7 a.m. – 2 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. Tire retailers may not dispose of tires during this event.

Paper shred
Saturday, 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.

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.

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


Preparations underway for bridge removal

Preparations for the demolition of the Jefferson Street bridge are underway. The work comes after the Urban County Council last Thursday authorized Lexington Center Corporation to demolish the bridge and related infrastructure.

City to collect household hazardous waste – Saturday, Oct. 20

Fayette County residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted hazardous waste at a collection event on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the former landfill site at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections October 15 – 20

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. (This listed was updated on Oct. 15) BEACON HILL RD CAMBRIDGE DR



Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

  1. Household Hazardous Waste event

    8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

  1. Tire collection event

    7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

  1. Tire collection event

    7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018

  1. Tire collection event

    7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

  1. Paper shred

    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.