Live Green Lexington

We are the environmental go-to people for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. 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.

Save these dates

Great American Cleanup

Coordinate a cleanup in your neighborhood, near your school, in your local park – anywhere! Register your event with Keep Lexington Beautiful, and receive free bags, gloves and other supplies.

Paper Shred
May 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Old Landfill Pad (1631 Old Frankfort Pike)

Fayette County residents may bring up to five boxes or bags of material to be shredded at no cost. 

River Sweep
June 16, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Volunteers will travel in boats to collect trash from the 12 miles of the Kentucky River that border Fayette County. 

Volunteers should gather at the Clays Ferry Boat Dock off KY 25 under the I-75 overpass between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.  If you are using GPS to locate the River Sweep, use the address 9079 Old Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40515. There will be signs to direct you to the parking area.


Share your Acts of Green on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag them #LexGoGreen to show others what they can do. Acts of Green can be big or small:

At Your Service newsletters


Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections April 23 - April 28

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Burbank Ct/Dr Clays Mill Rd Harrodsburg Rd Hill N Dale Rd Pasadena Dr

City to collect household hazardous waste on Saturday, April 21

Fayette County residents can safely dispose of unwanted hazardous waste free of charge this Saturday, April 21, 2018. This event, which is being held at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike, runs between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Project designed to make Loudon Avenue intersection safer

The intersection of Bryan Avenue and East Loudon Avenue will undergo a transformation designed to make the area safer for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. The change will remain in place through this summer.



Saturday, May 19

  1. Paper Shred

    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.