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.
Every Monday at 11 AM, you can tune in to 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 AM. Tune your radio to El Pulso at 95.7 FM and never miss an episode.
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 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.
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.
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.
Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Presidents’ Day holiday. No collections will be made on Monday, Feb. 18. Those with Monday pick-ups will be served on Wednesday, Feb. 20, instead.
Applications are now being accepted for the next Citizens’ Environmental Academy.
The 2019 Kentucky River Clean Sweep will be held between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27.