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, Building Inspection, Engineering and Streets & Roads.

Upcoming events

Trash Disposal Day

July 11, 2020, 6 a.m. – 1 p.m. -- This date was confirmed on June 15.
Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike

Fayette County residents can dispose of up to one pickup truckload 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. lexingtonky.gov/free-trash-disposal-day

Trash Disposal Day
Oct. 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 truckload 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. 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.  

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

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections July 6 – 11

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Anniston Dr Arundel Dr Augusta Dr Bellcastle Rd Biloxi Ct

Electronics Recycling Center to reopen July 6

The City’s Electronics Recycling Center, located at 1306 Versailles Road, will reopen to the public on Monday, July 6 with new socially-distant procedures in place. The Center closed in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New multi-way stop at Blackford Parkway and Bay Springs Drive

Traffic Engineering will be installing multi-way stop sign controls and pavement markings at the intersection of Blackford Parkway and Bay Springs Drive. The work is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, weather permitting.

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