Waste Management

Whether it's recyclables that we can use again, yard waste that we can turn into mulch, or items we haul to the landfill, we are always looking for ways to keep the Bluegrass beautiful. Our work is not just about getting rid of things, it's about Lexington's quality of life, its health, and the look of our community.

Collection days

Unlike the previous couple of years, yard waste collections will not be suspended during winter months. Weekly yard waste collections will be made unless bad weather cancels all collections.

2018 holiday collection schedule

Upcoming Waste Management events

Our five-year plan


Free paper shred event and food drive on May 19

Lexington will host a Paper Shred Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. Fayette County residents may bring up to five boxes or bags of material to be shredded at no cost. No wet material will be accepted.

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.

Free Trash Disposal Day – Saturday, April 14

Fayette County residents may dispose of up to one pickup truck load of house waste on Saturday, April 14. Bulky items such as mattresses and furniture will be accepted at this event.



Saturday, June 16

  1. River Sweep

    8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.