Holiday waste collection schedule announced

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Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the holidays.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington’s Division of Waste Management says it will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

The division says garbage for residents and businesses whose regular pick-up day falls on a holiday will be picked on either the Monday or Wednesday before their regular collection day.

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Officials say those impacted by the holiday schedule should place their carts out after 4 p.m. the day before their makeup day.

Holiday: No Collection: Makeup Day:
Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 28 Wednesday, Nov. 27
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 29 Wednesday,  Nov. 27
Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24 Monday,  Dec. 23

Christmas and New Year’s Day are on Wednesdays, which are not residential collection days.

The department says leaf vacuum collection will take place the week of Thanksgiving, but no yard waste bags or carts will be picked up. It says only trash and recycling will be collected. Similarly, no yard waste will be collected the weeks of December 23 and 30, only trash and recycling.



The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government says offices will be closed on each of the holidays listed above as well as Christmas and New Year’s Day. It also says the city’s Recycling Center, Electronics Recycling Center, and Haley Pike Waste Management Facility will be closed on all those days, as well as on the following Saturdays: November 30, December 21 and December 28.

For more information on the holiday collection schedule, contact LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255. You can also follow LiveGreenLex on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or sign up for email reminders about changes to the collection schedule here.