Live Green Lexington

We are the environmental go-to people for the City of Lexington. It’s our job to let you know what the city is doing to protect and improve the environment and how you can help.

Our team is 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

Spring Break Family Camp
March 27 – April 4 

A week of virtual and self-guided activities brought to you by Live Green Lexington and the city’s Division of Parks and Recreation. lexingtonky.gov/SpringBreak

Virtual Recycle Center Tour
April 2 | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

You recycle cans in your blue cart and take paper to the yellow bins, but what happens after that? Find out by taking a live tour of Lexington's Recycle Center! See how your recyclables are sorted and bailed before they're sent off to be processed into new products. Register for Zoom event

Reforest the Bluegrass at Home
Saturday & Sunday, April 10 & 11; 17 & 18; 24 & 25

Residents will have the opportunity to plant trees at home, and in parks and public greenways. lexingtonky.gov/Reforest

Trash Disposal Day
Saturday, April 10 | 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
BG Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike

Drop off a level pickup load of bagged household waste and up to four tires off the rim. No hazardous waste. lexingtonky.gov/TrashDisposalDay

Free Mulch Giveaway
Saturday, April 17 | 8 a.m. – noon
1631 Old Frankfort Pike (enter via Jimmie Campbell Dr.)

Residents of Fayette County may collect up to one truckload. Mulch is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. lexingtonky.gov/Mulch-Giveaway

Paper Shred
Saturday, April 24 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1631 Old Frankfort Pike (enter via Jimmie Campbell Dr.)

Safely shred unwanted documents and papers.

Household Hazardous Waste Event
Saturday, May 22 | 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1631 Old Frankfort Pike (enter via Jimmie Campbell Dr.)

Properly dispose of household hazardous waste.

Trash Disposal Day
Saturday, July 10 | 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
BG Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike

Drop off a level pickup load of bagged household waste and up to four tires off the rim. No hazardous waste. lexingtonky.gov/TrashDisposalDay

311 Alerts

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

Residents 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.

News

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections April 12 – 17

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification.   East Hickman 4   Council Districts 5, 6 and 7 Baybrook Rd

Free Trash Disposal Day – Saturday, April 10

Fayette County residents can dispose of up to one pickup truck load of non-hazardous household waste for free on Saturday, April 10.

Work on Clays Mill Road Improvement project resumes this week

Work on the Clays Mill Road Improvement project resumes on Wednesday, April 7.

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