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

Saturday, July 9 | 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bluegrass 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. 

July 30 – 31
Volunteers are needed to work at the Environmental Services' tent.

August 26 to September 24 | Wednesdays - Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m.
Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive
Art by Nature is a celebration of our local environment. Art will be available for purchase. Schedule of special events and additional details at:

September 17 and 18   
Various locations and times (see the website)
Nature Hop is a way for our community to enjoy the natural areas of Fayette County. Schedule of activities at:

NATURE HOP: “ANT MAN” movie under the stars
Saturday, September 17  
Shillito Park, 3301 Brunswick Road
Activities start at 6:30 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m.

October 3 to November 6
Various locations and on your own timetable (see the website)
The Go See Trees Fall Challenge is a tree-centric event designed to highlight the importance 
of planting the right tree in the right place.

Saturday, October 22 | 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1631 Old Frankfort Pike (Enter via Jimmie Campbell Dr.)
Fayette County residents can drop off the hazardous materials that have accumulated in their homes. The city will properly dispose of them, free of charge.

Saturday, November 5  
Coolavin Park, 550 W. 6th Street
Light up your bikes, skates, scooters and skateboards and take them out for a spin. The festival starts at 6 p.m. The 1.7-mile ride starts at 7 p.m.

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.

At Your Service newsletters


Grants for water quality projects open for businesses, nonprofits

Grants fund projects such as stream restoration, constructed wetlands, rain gardens and pervious pavement installation.

Art by Nature: Front Yard Friends now open for submissions

This exhibit brings attention to front yard landscaping.

Weather prompts change in waste collection times

City waste collections will start 30 minutes earlier this week.