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

Kentucky River Clean Sweep
Saturday, July 27 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Clays Ferry Boat Dock (Use 9079 Old Richmond Rd. for GPS.)
Have fun while cleaning up the river. Breakfast and lunch provided to all participants. Sign up at

Recycle updates

Contamination, regular maintenance and recycling markets can all affect Lexington’s Recycle Center, which serves communities throughout Central Kentucky. Visit for the latest updates on what’s happening at the center.

LexGoGreen Radio

Every Monday at 11 a.m., 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 a.m. 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 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.


Help make Nature Hop another big success

Last year’s Nature Hop was a success, and this year’s event promises to be even better, but we need your help to make it so.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections July 22 -- 27

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Creek Path Ln Denburn Ct Drummond Dr Georgetown Rd Goldenrod Ln

Waste collection schedule is being adjusted Thursday, Friday

Lexington is expecting extreme high temperatures, and, to keep its employees as safe as possible, the city’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its regular waste collection window on Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19.



Saturday, July 27, 2019

  1. Kentucky River Clean Sweep

    9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

  1. Greenspace Commission

    3 p.m.

  2. Greenspace Commission

    3 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019

  1. Greenspace Commission

    3 p.m.

  2. Greenspace Commission

    3 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019

  1. Greenspace Commission

    3 p.m.