Holiday Waste Collection Schedule Announced

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.  Residents and businesses that normally receive curbside pick-up on a holiday will be serviced on Wednesday instead. Monday customers will be serviced the Wednesday following the holiday, and Thursday and Friday customers will be serviced the Wednesday preceding the holiday.

Those impacted by the holiday collection schedule should place their carts out on Tuesday after 4 p.m. to ensure collection on their Wednesday makeup day.

Holiday: Date Observed: Service Date:
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 24 Wednesday, Nov. 23
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 25 Wednesday,  Nov. 23
Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 23 Wednesday,  Dec. 21
Christmas Day Monday, Dec. 26 Wednesday,  Dec. 28
New Year’s Day Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 Wednesday,  Jan. 4, 2017

“The City has implemented the holiday collection schedule in order to best serve residents during the upcoming holiday weeks,” stated Tracey Thurman, Director of the Division of Waste Management. “We want to allow for everyone to spend quality time with friends and family, and this is the best way to provide that opportunity to our hard-working employees.”

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government offices will be closed on each of the holidays listed above.  The City’s Recycling Center, Electronics Recycling Center and Haley Pike Waste Management Facility will also be closed on those days as well as on the Saturdays of those holiday weekends (Nov. 26, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31).

For more information on the holiday collection schedule, contact LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255, or visit

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