Weather prompts change in waste collection times

With daytime temperatures expected to be in the 90s and possibly higher, Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection times from Tuesday – Friday this week.

City waste collections will start 30 minutes earlier each day to limit the amount of time that employees are working during the hottest part of the day. Collections staff will start servicing containers by 5 a.m., possibly a little earlier. Residents are urged to place their carts out the night before.    

To sign up for text alerts about changes to your waste collection schedule, text your regular collection day (MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY or FRIDAY) to 888777 from your mobile phone. To sign up for email alerts, visit


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