City of Lexington leaf vacuuming program to start on Nov. 4

Lexington Fall Leaf Collection

LEXINGTON Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington’s once a year vacuum leaf collection program will begin on Nov. 4.

The vacuum pickup is offered to single-family homes that receive city waste collection service.

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City officials say residents should prepare leaves before collection begins in their neighborhood.

Rake leaves into the area between the sidewalk and street.

They say if your sidewalk is next to the curb or if you have no sidewalk, place the leaves on the edge of your lawn closest to the street.

Never rake leaves into the street; they can cause traffic hazards and clog storm drains.

Piles should only contain leaves.

Other objects, such as tree limbs and rocks, can injure crew members or damage equipment.

To find the vacuum collection start date for your neighborhood, use the interactive map at

Residents can also sign up for vacuum collection email alerts through the city’s 311 Alert system at

Inclement weather and other factors can affect the collection schedule. Schedule changes will be reflected on the interactive map.

Residents who sign up for alerts will receive an email if there is a schedule change in their neighborhood.